April/June 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 2

    Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
  • 1931-4485
  • 1931-4493
  • 4 issues / year

  Editor Karen Sue Hoyt


 Editor Jean A. Proehl

 Editor Karen Sue Hoyt


Editor Jean A. Proehl 

Editors' Remarks


Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners!


The newly formed American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) has adopted the AENJ as their official journal. Both AENJ and the AAENP seek to promote high quality, evidence-based care so this relationship is a natural fit. There are many opportunities for collaboration and mutual gain which will translate into improved resources for ENPs and improved care for patients.

Members will have free on-line access to AENJ as a benefit of membership and may also subscribe the print journal at a deeply discounted rate.  AAENP Founder, Elda Ramirez, is a long-time AENJ board member and AENJ Editor, K. Sue Hoyt, is now an AAENP board member so our collegial relationship is well established.

If you're an ENP who doesn't already belong to AAENP, you can see what you're missing at www.aaenp-natl.org.

Sue and Jean

STDs. Resources for the Emergency Department.

Given human proclivities, sexually transmitted infections and manifested diseases will always be a part of organized emergency care. These links may be useful to you.


Davis, A. D., & Calvet, H. M. (2003). Sexually transmitted diseases in the emergency department. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 25(3), 247-255.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. US Dept. of HHS. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Page last updated: November 15, 2016.

Josh Faucher, MD, JD // Edited by Michael Barrie, MD. Is Expedited Partner Therapy Ready for Your Emergency Department? AMP EM - Academic Medicine Pearls in Emergency Medicine from The Ohio State University Residency Program. April 20, 2017.

Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FA. Emergent Management of Gonorrhea. Medscape. Updated: Mar 24, 2016.

Association for Professionals in Infection Control. More than 75 percent of STD-negative patients receive antibiotics. Science Daily. June 9, 2016.

Levesque, Adrianna. Updates on Recommendations for STI Treatments & Empiric Therapy: When to Treat and What to Treat Depending on your Patient, emDocs.net March 3, 2016.

Moses, Scott, MD. Sexually Transmitted Disease. Family Practice Notebook. Last revised on 12/3/2016 and last published on 5/10/2017.

Rashid A. M. Abuelhassan, MBBS MRCEM. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the Emergency Room. SlideShare. Published on Jan 31, 2017.

Committee on Practice Bulletins–Gynecology. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Emergency Contraception. Practice Bulletin Number 152, September 2015.

Gross, Rachel E. Emergency Rooms May Be Overdiagnosing UTIs on a Massive Scale. Slate. June 29, 2015.

LAHAN – Los Angeles County Health Alert Network. LAC DPH Health Information: STD rates on the rise in Los Angeles County.  November 29, 2016.

Krystel Josephene Tossone. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PROVIDERS' TREATMENT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS: BEHAVIORS, EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS. Doctoral Dissertation for Ph.D. in Public Health, Kent State University. May, 2015.

Rosa, Kristi. Why Aren't US Emergency Departments an Optimal Source for STD Care? ContagionLive.com. May 08, 2017.

ACEP Policy. Management of the Patient with the Complaint of Sexual Assault. April, 2014. ©2016.
As an adjunct to this policy, ACEP's Forensic Medicine Section has prepared a handbook, Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient, to assist in developing a community or ED plan.

Reed JL, Huppert JS, Taylor RG, Gillespie GL, Alessandrini EA, et al. (2015) The Impact of Post-Visit Emergency Department Follow-Up on Sexually Transmitted Infection Related Return Visits. Ann Public Health Res 2(4): 1026. Published: 19 October 2015.




                   Tom Trimble, RN 

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