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 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 Editor's Suggestions

 "The Trauma Professional's Blog" (RegionsTrauma Pro) is an interesting and useful blog on Tumblr and posts announcements on Twitter [#TraumaPro].

"The Two-Sheet Trauma Trick" is something that I should have put in "Clinical Tips" as I've used it for many years; don't forget to add socks (feet often stick out) and the warm blanket head and neck wrap.

Rapid Noninvasive Rewarming Using a Hubbard Tank provides tips for severe hypothermia.

Their article, New Technology: 3-% Printed Casts For Fractures shows some future potential.

If you are working in Military Medicine; Tactical Combat Casualty Care; your local SWAT team; Urban Search and Rescue; Trauma Care in austere environments or community disasters, or wish to better prepare and understand those possibilities, The Journal of Special Operations Medicine newsletter gives insight. Be sure to check the links and videos at https://www.jsomonline.org/TCCC.html.

             Sincerely,                  Tom Trimble, RN CEN

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Clinical Tips from AENJ

# 97 Magnifying relationships 

In Clinical Tips #12 and #30, I pointed out some uses of pocket magnifiers. Most EDs are usually pretty good at having sufficient light for procedures, at least, those done in rooms –less likely, if you’re forced to do it in a hallway. Likewise, for convenient magnifying instruments to be handy. 

A standing fluorescent ring-light with large magnifying lens, the magnifying Woods Lamp, a binocular loupe or magnifying Surgeon’s Spectacles, can help enhance exam and treatment in less than perfect conditions and less than perfect vision (especially, if you’ve had LASIK surgery or have an implanted intraocular lens). Documenting your search for a foreign body under magnification helps your chart to be more defensible (of course, not neglecting indicated imaging or ultrasound).

More human-focused uses exist, perhaps interesting a child in what is seen to spark interest and understanding; possibly even a future clinical career. Using a lens communicates caring, and desire for sureness of diagnosis and precise treatment. Often, patients do not trust that we’re rightly naming the very familiar lesion being seen: “Why, she barely even looked at it!” They don’t always cue us with “Are you sure?”

Even patients with formication or “psychogenic infestations” can respond to your “I’ve looked very carefully and I don’t see the bugs that you’re telling me about, but I’m sure that what you’re feeling is very real to you … you’re here, aren’t you?” “Here’s what we can try doing … “

 

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