April/June 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 2

  • 1931-4485
  • 1931-4493
  • 4 issues / year

 Editor Karen Sue HoytAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal will now have a new Procedures Column, with column editor, Jennifer Wilbeck. We will utilize supplemental digital content (SDC) in the upcoming issue (40-3). The title of this article is Maximizing Success with Rapid Sequence Intubations. SDC will enhance the article text and may include standard media such as text documents, graphics, audio, video, etc. A URL to the additional content will be linked within the article. SDC content will appear online only and will not appear in print.

Also, check out our Dermatology Column again this month with column editor, Nicole Martinez. This column debuted in the last issue of AENJ and in the upcoming issue the article is on Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) is also completing an important document, the Practice Standards for the Emergency Nurse Practitioners Specialty, which will support establishing and credentialing mechanisms for facilities and inform emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) curricula. AAENP plans to publish the Practice Standards for the Emergency Nurse Practitioners Specialty in a future issue (40-4) of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.

Happy summer reading!

K. Sue Hoyt


Congratulations, Thailand!

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, has with the rest of the world, fretted and hoped that the members of the Thai youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave would not only be found but rescued safely.

We congratulate the Thai nation for marshalling resources and international help in a successful rescue, despite the death of a volunteer diver. Cave diving is arguably the world’s most dangerous activity and a brave diver proved so with his life.

We rejoice in the rescue, the relief of the families, and shall continue to hope for a rapid and full recovery from their privations and the fears experienced.

Well Done!


SUGGESTIONS: 2018-10   {July 2nd, 2018}

Christina Creel-Bulos, MD and Enyo Ablordeppey, MD MPH. Life Saver Edition: Tranexamic Acid. EverydayE(B)M. Washington University Emergency Medicine. June 18, 2018.

Dr. Emily Harkins. Detecting Elevated ICP with Optic Sheath Nerve Diameter. Faculty reviewer Dr. Phil Chan. EverydayE(B)M.org. "Everyday E(B)M is written by the Emergency Medicine residents at Washington University in St. Louis." December 11, 2017.

Radecki, Ryan, MD. Another Failure for Tamsulosin. Emergency Medicine Literature of Note. June 25, 2018.

Radecki, Ryan, MD. Comparing Unnecessary ED Chest Pain TestingEmergency Medicine Literature of Note. June 21, 2018.

Dr. Casey Parker. The Best Central Line Ever… Tribute. Broome Docs. June 21, 2018..

Morgenstern, Justin, MD MPH. TXA in ICH (TICH-2) Summary of a RCT looking at tranexamic acid in intracerebral hemorrhage. First10EM.com. June 25. 2018. [Article, video, tips, links, podcast.]

Roback, M. G., Green, S. M., Andolfatto, G., Leroy, P. L., & Mason, K. P. (2018). Tracking and Reporting Outcomes Of Procedural Sedation (TROOPS): Standardized Quality Improvement and Research Tools from the International Committee for the Advancement of Procedural Sedation. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 120(1), 164-172. {Abstract & Paywall}

Adam Cheng. Highlights from the 2018 AHA Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education. CanadiEM. June 26, 2018. {Has 8 PNG/PDF infographics highlighting Statement and links to AHA's publication.}

Cheng, A., Nadkarni, V. M., Mancini, M. B., Hunt, E. A., Sinz, E. H., Merchant, R. M., ... & Bigham, B. L. (2018). Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation, CIR-0000000000000583. Originally published June 21, 2018 [PDF]
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000583

Podcast Series: The Resus Room by Simon Laing, Rob Fenwick & James Yates. (UK). [Currently 91 podcasts in 2 years. Look up your needs and interests or subscribe.]

Alex Koyfman, MD. EM Educator Series: Found down – No History Available. emDocs. June 26, 2018. [Includes download material for learners.]

Dr. Stephen W. Smith. You Diagnose Pericarditis at your Peril (at the Patient's Peril!) Dr. Smith's ECG Blog. Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Frank Lodeserto, MD. REBEL EM.

  1. Frank Lodeserto at REBEL EM: Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation – Part I. March 8th, 2018.

  2. Frank Lodeserto at REBEL EM: Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation Part 2 – Goals of Mechanical Ventilation & Factors Controlling Oxygenation and Ventilation.  May 18th, 2018.

  3. Frank Lodeserto at REBEL EM: Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation Part 3 – Severe Metabolic Acidosis. June 18th, 2018.

  4. Frank Lodeserto at REBEL EM: Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation Part 4 – Obstructive Physiology. June 22nd, 2018.

  5. Frank Lodeserto at REBEL EM: Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation – Part 5: Refractory Hypoxemia & APRV. July 2nd, 2018.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI Releases Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters. [Html; read report online in viewer] 

Silver, J., Simons, A., & Craun, S. (2018). A STUDY OF THE PRE-ATTACK BEHAVIORS OF ACTIVE SHOOTERS IN THE UNITED STATES BETWEEN 2000 AND 2013. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. 20535. [Full report; download as PDF]


Holley, Joe, MD FACEP; Filips, Dennis, MD. 10 Hemorrhage Control Myths. JEMS. Wed, Dec 3rd, 2014.

Rim, Joshua, DO. Generalized Non-Focal Weakness in the Elderly. emDocs.net. June 28th, 2018.


                   Tom Trimble, RN

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