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Editor-in-Chief: K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
ISSN: 1931-4485
Online ISSN: 1931-4493
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Editors' Remarks

  Editor Karen Sue Hoyt

 

 Editor Jean A. Proehl

 Editor Karen Sue Hoyt

 

Editor Jean A. Proehl 

Editors' Remarks

   

Dear Colleague,

The Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) has a newly enhanced online presence! This creates new possibilities for connecting, networking, and discovering information about advanced practice emergency nursing.   In addition to Current Edition Highlights previously provided, we have added the following sections:

·       Online Editor's Suggestions

·       Most Popular

·       Guidelines and Scientific Statements

·       Upcoming Conferences

·       Quick Poll

You can even follow us on Twitter via a link on the page J.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Tom Trimble, our Online Editor.  Tom was an internet pioneer in emergency nursing having established "Emergency Nursing World !" [http://ENW.org] on July 4, 1996 and the very first emergency nursing discussion list (Em-Nsg-L: The Emergency Nursing List).  He is helping us establish and expand our cyber-presence and we are fortunate to have him on our team.

Now, we would like to hear from you. Do you have suggestions for things you would find useful online? Please let us know and send us any new resources or helpful links you would like added to this site.

Sue and Jean

Online Editor's Suggestions

Online Editor Tom Trimble   
 

Geriatric Emergency Medicine 

Let’s face it. Old people are the bread and butter of our business, and will increasingly remain so as the large number of broken-down baby boomers becomes frail, ill, and the accumulation of life’s vices and activities take a toll. Effectively tailoring care to needs is becoming a marketing and practical necessity, and a special field within both ACEP and SAEM. EM physicians can seek fellowships in geriatric emergency medicine. ENA’s “GENE: Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education” has an online course available. ENA, ACEP, The American Geriatrics Society, and SAEM have now jointly issued “Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines” for such facilities. 

Emergency Physicians Monthly has a 2009 YouTube interview on
why geriatric emergency medicine really matters.”
 

Emergency Medicine News has interesting comment on “Emergentology: The Geriatric Tsunami.” 

Specialized training courses have been developed for EMS, Emergency Nurses, and providers. APN Kathleen Fletcher has provided considerations for prevention of geriatric emergencies. 

POGOe.org, The Portal for Online Geriatric Education provides free, grant-supported, educational modules developed at The Clevand Clinic for which registration is needed through COMET: Center for Online Medical Education and Training for full functionality. 

Society of Hospital Medicine provides a “Clinical Toolbox© for Geriatric Care” with a number of standardized tests and assessments. 

Geri-EM.com is a grant-supported Canadian website that offers six free modules of CME (American & Canadian) on geriatric emergency medicine issues. 

Faculty at Harborview, University of Washington, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine provide a free case based review of issues in Geriatrics: A Basic Review for Emergency Health Care Poroviders. 

MedicAlert® presents a manual for EMTs on Geriatric Emergencies. 

And, reread Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”.
{
Hear it spoken by Morgan Freeman}
 

Sincerely, 

Tom Trimble, RN CEN 

Opinions in this column are solely those of the author. 

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal is always looking for authors, articles, and suggestions for topics that inform the work of our specialty and excite the readers. If you have an article or concept to propose, or suggestions and opinions that would help us meet your needs, please use our "Feedback" form to contact the Editors. It's a direct line of communication, and the free registration of your email allows us to respond to your suggestions, and makes the entire website and all other LWW Journals more useable and functional for you.

 

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#46 Winged Needles | Winged Victory 

When discarding a disconnected winged needle, tie an overhand knot in the tubing so that it will not dribble blood while dropping into the Sharps Bin. 

It’s a lucky day when the abscess to drain is superficial and fluctuant so that you can freeze-spray the skin, insert a large winged needle into the pool of pus, aspirate to decompress easing pain, and then instill lidocaine, before opening, packing, and dressing. 

Some medications lend themselves to direct IV injection when only a single dosing is planned, saving the patient the effort and expense of IV set-up. If the patient can be relied upon to be calm, one can venipuncture, give an opiate/NSAID sequence, and a first generation cephalosporin over three to five minutes (check prescriber’s insert first, and applicable hospital policy). 

Single infusions to fragile veins or patients whose few present veins must be preserved for future use, may often best be done with a winged needle as they can be less traumatic without the secondary insertion of a larger cannula which is also more wearing to the veins intima.

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