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October/December 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 4

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

 Editor Karen Sue Hoyt

Dear Colleagues,

The Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) Editorial Board met in San Diego, California last month. We have a new international member, Wim Breeman from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Welcome to the AENJ Board!

The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) Western Regional Meet and Greet also took place in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians 50th Anniversary. We met several new folks who are reading and contributing to AENJ. We also have some new reviewers for AENJ as well. Thank you for your support of our journal.

The AAENP membership continues to increase and we hope to be at 1,000 members by next year which means that AENJ members will be served individually by a subscription to their own journal, rather than mere institutional access, if available.

The AAENP will again hold its Southeastern Regional Conference, February 22-23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. This conference will focus on vulnerable populations. AAENP will again provide procedural and pharmacy continuing education units for emergency nurse practitioners.

Abstract submissions are open until November 30, 2019. Presenters accepted will receive discounted registration. Think about publishing that abstract in AENJ!

Happy Fall,
K. Sue Hoyt 

Suggestions: 2018-21 {December 24TH, 2018}

Greene, J. (2018). New Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification Rolled Out: Certification Offers Nurse Practitioners Head Start in Emergency Department Practice. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 72(6), A16-A19. [PDF]
"Nurse practitioners (NPs) have worked alongside emergency physicians for decades, but
only in the past year has the profession gained a specialty certification. Now, by passing the
Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Certification examination, NPs may add ENP-C to their
list of credentials. The Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification examination was
spearheaded by the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners in collaboration
with the Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, with a grant from the American …"

Rachel Bridwell, MD. EM@3AM: Lyme Disease. December 15th, 2018.

Scott Weingart, MD. EMCrit 238 – Medical Error Epidemic Craziness with G. Gianoli.  [Podcast &Webpage] December 12th, 2018.

Yang, F., Liu, Y., Yu, Q., Li, S., Zhang, J., Sun, M., ... & Tu, S. (2018). Analysis of 17 948 pediatric patients undergoing procedural sedation with a combination of intranasal dexmedetomidine and ketamine. Pediatric Anesthesia. {Abstract & Paywall} First published: 28 November 2018.

Dr Jonny Wilkinson, MBChB. MRCP. FRCA. FFICM. CRITICAL CARE NORTHAMPTON.COM.  Reviewing Critical Care, Journals & FOAMed. Current Issue December 15th, 2018.

"Notaufnahmeschwester," "Es ist 5 nach 12" #dasFOAM . 15. Dezember 2018. [In German. Use a browser that can translate to your own language.] {An organizational cry of distress}

Caitlin Feeks, DO and Linda Fan, MD. IDEA Series Highlights JETem Innovations:
A Low Cost Trainer for Neonatal Umbilical Catheterization. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. December 15th, 2018.

Dobson, G., Chong, M. A., Chow, L., Flexman, A., Hurdle, H., Kurrek, M., ... & Swart, P. A. (2018). Procedural sedation: a position paper of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, 65(12), 1372-1384. {Abstract & Paywall}

Fuentes, R., Naeem, T. H., Lui, H., & McKeown, T. (2017). 16 Serum vs Urine Pregnancy Test: The Effect on Emergency Department Disposition Times in Females With Abdominal Pain Requiring Radiographic Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 70(4), S7. {PDF}

April, Michael D. et al. Emergency Department Intubation Success With Succinylcholine Versus Rocuronium: A National Emergency Airway Registry Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 72 , Issue 6 , 645 – 653. December 2018. [PDF]

Gottlieb, M., DeMott, J. M., Hallock, M., & Peksa, G. D. (2018). Systemic Antibiotics for the Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Abscesses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of emergency medicine. January 2019. [PDF]

Forrester, J. D., Forrester, J. A., Tennakoon, L., & Staudenmayer, K. (2018). Mortality, hospital admission, and healthcare cost due to injury from venomous and non-venomous animal encounters in the USA: 5-year analysis of the National Emergency Department Sample. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 3(1), e000250. [PDF]
DOI: 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000250

Todd Furman PT DPT SCS ATC CSCS; Holly Silvers-Granelli, MPT PhD.: Return to Play After an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Prioritizing Neurological and Psychological Factors of the Decision-Making Algorithm. American Journal of Orthopedics. December 17th, 2018. [PDF]

Martin-Gill, MD, MPH; Thomas J. Doyle, MD, MPH; Donald Christian  M. Yealy, MD. In-Flight Medical Emergencies A Review. JAMA. 2018;320(24):2580-2590. December 25th, 2018. {Abstract & Paywall} DOI:10.1001/jama.2018.19842

Sabrine Elkhodr.  CXR Essentials: Abnormal CVC position. Life in The Fastlane. December 13TH, 2018.

Tom Turmezei. The Surgical Sieve. Differential Diagnosis of Abdominal Pain. Great Infographic of Abdominal diagnoses and cautions in the style of a London Transport Underground Tube Map.

Jon Femling, Justin T. Baca. Corneal Infections Associated With Sleeping in Contact Lenses—Six Cases, United States, 2016-2018. Annals of emergency medicine. pp 25–27. Published in issue: January 2019. [PDF]

"Going Home Checklist" for patients to assess their readiness.

Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, suggests "In-Flight Emergency Cards" from current JAMA.

Lemaitre, E. L., Tritsch, L., Noll, E., Diemunsch, P., & Meyer, N. (2018). Effectiveness of Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway in managing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by non-physicians. Resuscitation. [In Press] {Abstract & Paywall} DOI:

Yen Chow, MD. Difficult Bougie Insertion with hyperangulated VL resolved with DuCanto Catheter Stick.

                   Tom Trimble, RN

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