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,

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

Online Editor's Suggestions

Online Takes on Clinical Problems . . .


Inconsolable Infant  -  Pediatric EM Morsels

Large Bore IV Access Showdown:
Do you know which IV cannula can deliver fluid to your patient the fastest?
 -  ETMCourse

Large bore vascular access devices  -  ETMCourse

Pacemaker and AICD management in the Emergency Department  -  emDocs

The Approach to the Poisoned Patient  - emDocs
Acute Headache in the Emergency Department  -  emDocs

Management of the Trauma Patient’s Airway – Pearls and Pitfalls  -  emDocs

Roc Rocks and Sux Sucks! Why Rocuronium is the Agent of Choice for RSI  - emDocs

Awake Endotracheal Intubation  - emDocs

Should we stop looking at first look intubation rates?  - Careflight Collective

Furosemide in the Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Edema   - emDocs

Are You a Good or Bad Pimp?  EM Didactic

                              Sincerely,                         Tom Trimble, RN CEN

                        All opinions are solely those of the author.
                             Users are responsible for the validity to their own practice.


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Current Issue Highlights



Official Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners



Clinical Tips from AENJ
 # 114 To the marrow of the matter

A good tip from the excellent ALIEM blog (Academic Life In Emergency Medicine) is Dr. Jacob Avila's Trick of the Trade: Squeeze test for confirmation of IO placement. 

The rapid placement of an IO is a game-changer, well established, but too often not done until time has been wasted searching for veins. In Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, many medics will go quickly to IO and a King Airway to hasten the resuscitation. If veins are obvious, use them. If not, when in crisis, go to IO. 

Find answers to some of your questions on IO and difficult access at these links: 


 Click to download 2015's Collected Tips (#85->)

Click to download 2014's Collected Tips #34 -#84
Click to download 2013's Collected Tips (#1 - #33)

Guidelines & Scientific Statements
Upcoming Conferences
 2nd Annual AAENP
General Assembly

October 24th, 2015
Boston Convention Center
Boston, MA
Contact us with information upon conferences of interest to the readership.
Author Alert!

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal is seeking authors, articles, and topics. If you are interested in writing for publication, please check our current (2015)  "Topics of Interest" for your project. Please contact our Editors if you have an additional proposal or suggestion.