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April/June 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 2

  • K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1931-4485
  • 1931-4493
  • 4 issues / year

 Editor Karen Sue HoytThe Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) is the official journal of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP). The AAENP Board would like you to know that they will be holding a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 8 pm EST. The purpose of this meeting is to provide current and prospective members with the opportunity to learn more about the AAENP organization. One of the benefits is the AENJ! For more information, see the posted advertisement. You can submit your questions in advance by emailing is required to join the webinar. See the posted advertisement on this webpage.

Welcome to Spring 2019!

K. Sue Hoyt  

SUGGESTIONS 2019-7 {MAY 13TH, 2019}

Jed Wolpaw, MD & Steven Freiberg, MD. Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary. ACCRaC Episode 115: The Contaminated Airway. [Podcast; 23.42 minutes] Ansthesiology News. April 18th, 2019.

Dalziel, S. R., Borland, M. L., Furyk, J., Bonisch, M., Neutze, J., Donath, S., ... & Craig, S. (2019). Levetiracetam versus phenytoin for second-line treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children (ConSEPT): an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. April 17th, 2019. {Abstract & Paywall}

McMaster University Rater's Comment on ConSEPT study. RESUSCITATION+

Detsky, M. E., Jivraj, N., Adhikari, N. K., Friedrich, J. O., Pinto, R., Simel, D. L., ... & Scales, D. C. (2019). Will This Patient Be Difficult to Intubate?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic ReviewJAMA. 2019 Feb 5;321(5):493-503. {Abstract & Paywall} [PDF]
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.21413

Walker, K., Ben-Meir, M., Dunlop, W., Rosler, R., West, A., O'Connor, G., ... & Crock, C. (2019). Impact of scribes on emergency medicine doctors' productivity and patient throughput: multicentre randomised trial.  BMJ 2019;364:l121. Published 30 January 2019. [PDF] DOI:

Larry Mellick, MD. Racemic Epinephrine Deserves More Respect. Emergency Medicine News. May 1st, 2019.

Ballard, Dustin, MD; Vinson, David, MD. Medically Clear: A Practice Changer for Cardioversion in Obesity. Emergency Medicine NewsMay 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 5 - p 6
DOI: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000558178.08252.85

Larry Mellick, MD. TXA a Late Bloomer in Bleeding Management. Emergency Medicine News. February 1st, 2019.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept. of Health & Human Services. Measles (Rubeola). CDC Home Page for Measles.

Pellatt, R., Fomin, I., Pienaar, C., Bindra, R., Thomas, M., Tan, E., ... & Keijzers, G. (2019). Is Buddy Taping as Effective as Plaster Immobilization for Adults With an Uncomplicated Neck of Fifth Metacarpal Fracture? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of emergency medicine. [In Press] Available online 8 March 2019. {Abstract & Paywall} [PDF]
DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.01.032

Stüssi-Helbling, M., Arrigo, M., & Huber, L. C. (2019). Pearls and Myths in the Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism. The American journal of medicine. [In Press] Available online 31 January 2019. {Abstract & Paywall}
DOI: 0.1016/j.amjmed.2019.01.011

Kochanek, P. M., Tasker, R. C., Carney, N., Totten, A. M., Adelson, P. D., Selden, N. R., ... & Grant, G. A. (2019). Guidelines for the management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury: update of the brain trauma foundation guidelines. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine20(3S), S1-S82. Supplement. [Free Access] [PDF] [Executive Summary]
DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001735

Kochanek, P. M., Tasker, R. C., Bell, M. J., Adelson, P. D., Carney, N., Vavilala, M. S., ... & Reuter-Rice, K. E. (2019). Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: 2019 Consensus and Guidelines-Based Algorithm for First and Second Tier Therapies. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine20(3), 269-279. Supplement. [Free Access] [PDF]
DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001737

Bahl, A., Hang, B., Brackney, A., Joseph, S., Karabon, P., Mohammad, A., ... & Shotkin, P. (2019). Standard long IV catheters versus extended dwell catheters: a randomized comparison of ultrasound-guided catheter survival. The American journal of emergency medicine37(4), 715-721. [Free Access] [PDF]

Melissa Sammy, MDLinx.  Diagnosing Westeros: The diseases of Game of Thrones. MDLinx. May 10th, 2019.

Professor Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD. Should we rapidly cardiovert AF in the ED? St Emlyn's. St. Emlyn's Blog. May 11th, 2019.

Carin A. Hagberg, MD, FASA. Current Concepts In the Management of The Difficult Airway. Volume 16, Number 1. Anesthesiology News. May 13th, 2019. **This annual review by one of the world's leading difficult airway management authorities outlines new management trends and products in the marketplace.

Rob Mac Sweeney. Critical Care Reviews. "Critical Care Reviews is a free, not-for-profit, educational critical care project promoting open access to scientific advancement. Its resources include a website, annual meeting and book, newsletter and podcast. The project is run by Rob Mac Sweeney, an intensivist working in Belfast, Northern Ireland." **Not to be missed.

Ross, Christopher H. et al. Hemorrhagic Soft Tissue Upper Airway Obstruction From Brodifacoum-Contaminated Synthetic Cannabinoid. Journal of Emergency Medicine. [In Press]  {Abstract & Paywall}

Moussavi, Kayvan et al. Management of Hyperkalemia With Insulin and Glucose: Pearls for the Emergency Clinician. Journal of Emergency Medicine. [In Press]  {Abstract & Paywall}

Bardes, James M. et al. Old Age With a Traumatic Mechanism of Injury Should Be a Trauma Team Activation Criterion. Journal of Emergency Medicine. [In Press]  {Abstract & Paywall} DOI:

Brit Long, MD. Emergency Oncology Updates: Can patients with neutropenic fever be discharged? emDocsnet. May 13th, 2019.

Justin Morgenstern, MD. "Don't prescribe tramadol", First10EM blog, May 13th, 2019. Available at:

                   Tom Trimble, RN

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