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


The Broken-Hearted  Heart
Refresh & Review of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy



                   Tom Trimble, RN CEN 

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

# 189 Personal and Family Response to Extreme Weather

Read the Advanced Emergency Nursing Blog:
"Preparing for what Nature can dish out."​

Analyze your personal and family needs in community-wide or regional natural disasters. Consider your prospects in light of being at home with family; being at work and unable to leave; being at home with family yet called, or have a felt need to report to work; consider backup plans for child pickup and care.

Make sure all important phone numbers are in your cellular phone, and that you have a paper list (remember those?) in case cell towers are out and you use a hard-wired telephone. (Wireless extensions and answering machines will be dependent upon household electricity. Have hard-wired phones in crucial locations; also, only hard-wired phones will give automatic location information to the 911 operator!!!!. Cellular phones may be answered more than 100 miles away by an operator with no local knowledge of your area and who will need an exact, clear, verbal identification of location by address and room number! Find out if your local 911 operator (use a non-emergency line to find out) can receive text messages and video from scene.

Start family discussions and planning. Tackle manageable portions of your needs, plans, and acquiring supplies, at a time. "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."

 All Tips: 2013  2014  2015  2016  

Upcoming Conferences

National Conference for
Nurse Practitioners

April 19th - 22nd, 2017

Gaylord Opryland
Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee


Western Institute of
Nursing Conference
"50 Years of Leadership:
Continuing the Vision"

April 19th - 22nd, 2017

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado


AANP 2017
National Conference

June 20th - 25th, 2017

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


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.