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January/March 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 1

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

 Editor Karen Sue HoytDear Colleagues,

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with family and friends and had a time to reflect on what last year meant for you personally. It was also a time to celebrate accomplishments at an organizational level. As the official journal of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal also enjoyed many successes. Readership is up, and our journal has taken off. AENJ is in 68 countries across 4,385 sites with access. While we celebrate the many successes of advanced practice registered nurses worldwide, there is still much work to be done and many issues to tackle at AAENP as well.

Your vehicle to carry those meaningful messages forward is AENJ. So, keep writing! We need your manuscripts. We also need more reviewers. We also need you to clinically keep abreast of the "hot topics" in emergency care. So, if you are thinking about emergency nurse practitioner certification (ENP-C) or just looking for some excellent continuing education this winter, here is a conference that may interest you-the Southeast Regional ConferenceThe theme for this year's conference is Advocating for Vulnerable Populations in Emergency Care. This two-day event will include a pre-conference on Friday, February 22nd, with break out rotations and an additional full day conference on Saturday, February 23, 2019. See

Happy 2019!

K. Sue Hoyt 

SUGGESTIONS: 2019-3 {March 18th, 2019}


Helman, A. May, N. Morgenstern, Swaminathan, A. Klaiman, M. Ovens, H. EM Quick Hits 3 – Kawasaki Disease Clues to Diagnosis, Suturing Dog Bites: The Evidence, BVM Prior to Laryngoscopy, Anticraving Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder and Managing ED Violence Humanely. Emergency Medicine Cases. March, 2019. Accessed 3/12/2019. {Webpage & Podcast}

African Journal of Emergency Medicine special edition: Emergency Nursing. February 2019. [Free|Open Access]

African Journal of Emergency Medicine special edition: Prehospital Emergency Care. February 2019. [Free|Open Access]

African Journal of Emergency Medicine special edition: Trauma, February 2019. [Free|Open Access]

Peeples, Lynne. Taking a Closer Look at a Fatal Vecuronium Error. Anesthesiology News. Free Registration/Log-In available.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Medication Safety Alert! February 2019. Another Round of the Blame Game: A paralyzing Criminal Indictment that Recklessly "Overrides" Just Culture. Refers to above case. +4 Sidebars. Free Registration.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. On-Demand Education Library.

Rachel Engel. 24 ASL signs all first responders should know. February 26th, 2019.

Roger W.Byard; Rebecca A.Shipstone; JeanineYoung. Continuing major inconsistencies in the classification of unexpected infant deaths. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. In Press, Accepted Manuscript. Available online 16 March 2019.

Murphy, D. L., Rea, T. D., McCoy, A. M., Sayre, M. R., Fahrenbruch, C. E., Yin, L., ... & Mitchell, S. H. (2019). Inclined position is associated with improved first pass success and laryngoscopic view in prehospital endotracheal intubations. The American journal of emergency medicine. [In Press] {Abstract & Paywall}

Gottlieb, M., Holladay, D., Burns, K., Gore, S. R., Wulff, C., Shah, S., & Bailitz, J. (2019). Accuracy of ultrasound for endotracheal intubation between different transducer types. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. [In Press] {Abstract & Paywall}


Hardimon, M. Global Developmental Delay. Don't Forget the Bubbles. 2019. Available at:

Pharmacy Joe. Episode 382: Two Clinical Rules for Predicting ED Patients at High Risk of an Adverse Drug Event. March 18th, 2019. [Webpage & Podcast]

Pharmacy Joe. Episode 381: Which IM medication is the best first-line treatment for acute agitation in patients presenting to the emergency department? March 14h, 2019. [Webpage & Podcast]

Dr. Arun Sayal. EMU 365: The Limitations of X-rays in Orthopedic Injuries. Emergency Medicine Update from North York General Hospital, Toronto, Canada. [Video]

Dr. Angelo Mikrogianakis. EMU 365: Pediatric Trauma Pearls (Top 10). Emergency Medicine Update from North York General Hospital, Toronto, Canada. [Video]

Stephanie Bartikoski (Medical Student, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Wells Weymouth (EM Resident, San Antonio, TX), and C.J. Winckler (Deputy Medical Director, San Antonio Fire Department EMS). Whole Blood in Trauma: Ready for Primetime? March 18th, 2019.

Clay Smith, MD. Does IV Fluid Help Migraine Pain? March 11th, 2019. Review of: Intravenous Fluid for the Treatment of Emergency Department Patients With Migraine Headache: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;73(2):150-156. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Oct 26. ICU stethoscopes are covered in bacteria, and you're cleaning yours wrong. March10th, 2019.

Nicholas D. Caputo, Matthew Oliver, Jason R. West, Robert Hackett, John C. Sakles. Use of End Tidal Oxygen Monitoring to Assess Preoxygenation During Rapid Sequence Intubation in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Published online: March 14, 2019. [In Press] {Abstract & Paywall}

Pairaudeau, C. F., Mendonca, C., Hillermann, C., Qazi, I., Baker, P. A., Hodgson, R. E., & Radhakrishna, S. (2018). Effect of palpable vs. impalpable cricothyroid membranes in a simulated emergency frontofneck access scenario. Anaesthesia73(5), 579-586. First published: 19 January 2018. {Abstract & Paywall}

Reply to above: Jefferson, P., Reid, G., & Piechowicz, E. (2018). Decision making in a cannotintubate, cannotoxygenate scenario. Anaesthesia73(9), 1171-1171. [PDF] [Free Access]

Michaels, D., Pham, H., Puckett, Y., & Dissanaike, S. (2019). Helicopter versus ground ambulance: review of national database for outcomes in survival in transferred trauma patients in the USATrauma Surgery & Acute Care Open4(1), e000211. [PDF] [Free Access]

Helman, A. Sayal, A. Dantzer, D. Ten Pitfalls in the Diagnosis and Management of Elbow Injuries. Emergency Medicine Cases. March, 2019. (Website, Podcast, photos, video) Accessed Marceh 18th, 2019.

Dr. Felix Orang. Atemalkohol beim Intubierten Patienten. (Breath Alcohol in the Intubated Patient). #/DasFOAM. March 16th, 2019. German. May read in translation-capable browser.

Gerardo CJ, Vissoci JRN, Evans CS, et al. Does This Patient Have a Severe Snake Envenomation?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2019 Feb 13. pii: 2724359. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5069. (Systematic review) {Abstract & Paywall}

Frey, T. M., Florin, T. A., Caruso, M., Zhang, N., Zhang, Y., & Mittiga, M. R. (2019). Effect of Intranasal Ketamine vs Fentanyl on Pain Reduction for Extremity Injuries in Children: The PRIME Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA pediatrics173(2), 140-146. {Abstract & Paywall}

                   Tom Trimble, RN

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