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

Forensic and Legal Medicine:

No longer pathological, medical, or police procedural arcana, the popularity of shows such as CSI, Forensic Files, which proliferate in entertainment broadcasting; the infamy of  trials such as OJ Simpson, or Manson, or the assassination of JFK; have reached the highest peak since Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first Consulting Detective.

As so many of our patients come from assaults, their occupational injuries and exposures, or accidents that interplay with law and liability, there is a natural interaction of emergency care and the world of forensic and legal medicine. Our observations and documentation may solve a crime, determine the order of inheritance, and either preserve or bungle evidentiary matters.

It is worthwhile to learn something of these matters as it may better inform our examination and treatment of patients by the understanding of the specific pathophysiology encountered, enhance our clinical suspicion, and make our findings more scientific and socially useful.

Here is a smattering of resources with which to start (excluding SANE/SART) .

 Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine An International journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

 What is legal medicine--are legal and forensic medicine the same?
J Forensic Leg Med. 2010 Apr;17(2):137-9. doi: 10.1016/j.hfkn,2009.09.011. Epub 2009 Nov 20.

The American Journal of Forensic Medicine And Pathology 

Free medical journals: Legal medicine, forensic science

Forensic Medicine In Europe—Legal Medicine In America
LANDé, K. E. (1936). Forensic Medicine in Europe—Legal Medicine in America. New England Journal of Medicine, 215(18), 826-834.

University of Minnesota Libraries: Selected Resources for Forensic Science

Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Top 25 Forensic Science Journals and Publications from Forensic Science Technician Blog

International Journal of Forensic Science & Pathology (IJFP) an open-access journal

Cause of Death, Mechanism of Death, Manner of Death

            Sincerely,

 

                        Tom Trimble, RN CEN 

                        All opinions are those of the author.

                        Readers assume responsibility for verifying accuracy
                        and validity of link content for their own practice.

 

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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Clinical Tips from AENJ

#71 Move it out

Is that wood sliver, or spicule of glass, just beneath the surface with nothing to grab or scrape? Don’t really want to cut down to it? Try applying the open end of the suction tubing to the wound, to possibly move it upwards. Even if you must cut, the effort will be noted.

Likewise, it may aid the removal of a spheroid bead in the naris that won’t move with blowing of the nose. 

Sometimes, that nasal FB can be eased out with a small pediatric Foley or Fogarty catheter {breaking the seal} inserted past it (after a decongestant spray), inflated, and gentle traction applied. Likewise, gentle use of a plastic ear curette might help unseat the FB. 

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Guidelines & Scientific Statements
Upcoming Conferences
October 2nd - 5th, 2014
Naples, Florida
Waldorf Astoria
 
ENA Annual Conference
October 7th - 11th, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Convention Center
 
 
Quick Poll

We never know when or where (outside of work) that we'll confront a moment of crisis and decision.
 

The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
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