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October/December 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 4

  • 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: 2018-20 {December 10th, 2018}

Glaspey, Lindsey, DO. A Quick Reference to Blood Pressure Management for Neurologic Emergencies. EMDaily. November 23rd, 2018.

Glaspey, Lindsey, DO. Status Epilepticus. EMDaily. May 4th, 2018.

Marina Leitman; Shmuel Fuchs; Eduard Ilgiyaev. How to facilitate the placement of a transesophageal probe in a ventilated patient? Journal of Critical Care. {Accepted Manuscript. Abstract only. Paywall.} [PDF] DOI:

Brad Sobolewski, MD, Med. Romaine calm! Some information about E. coli O157:H7. PEMBLOG. November 23rd, 2018.

Dr. Edward Snelson. Making a Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Children. Paediatrics for Primary Care (and anyone else). November 30th, 2018.

Dr. Edward Snelson. How do we diagnose sepsis in children? The Sepsis Jigsaw. Paediatrics for Primary Care (and anyone else). November 5th, 2018.

Leviter, J., Steele, D. W., Constantine, E., Linakis, J. G., & Amanullah, S. (2018). "Full Stomach" Despite the Wait: PointofCare Gastric Ultrasound at the Time of Procedural Sedation in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine. [PDF] {Abstract & Paywall}

Belcher, Chris, MD. ALiEM AIR Acute Coronary Syndrome Module. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. November 30th, 2018. A curated collection of FOAM content related to ACS issues.

Grand Rounds Recap 11.28.18 [M&M (6 cases) - TCA Overdose - Beta-Blocker and CCB Overdose - Quarterly Simulation] Taming The SRU. November 30th, 2018.

Patel, B. K., Wendlandt, B. N., Wolfe, K. S., Patel, S. B., Doman, E., Pohlman, A. S., ... & Kress, J. P. (2018). Comparison of Two Lidocaine Administration Techniques on Perceived Pain From Bedside Procedures: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chest. {Abstract & Paywall}
DOI posted this review: Drip Lidocaine On Skin Before Injection to Reduce Pain.

Gawande, Atul, MD. Why Doctors Hate Their Computers. The New Yorker. November 12th, 2018. An exceptional article on our struggles with clinical information.

"Whiskey Delta Gulf" Tourniquet Myths. Whiskey Delta Gulf. November 30th, 2018.

"Chris" Hemorrhage Control – What Aunt Flow Didn't Know. Private Bloggins CTOMS UNFILTERED. January 28th, 2015. {Good piece dispelling the 'Tactical Tampon' myth.}

Sibert, Karen Sullivan, MD. Keep calm and give the Ancef. A Penned Point. October  31st, 2018.

Jonas Willmer. Blunt cardiac injury. Mind Palace of an ER Doc. December 7th, 2018.

"Thomas D". SPINAL STABILISATION, STATE OF THE ART? – TBS18. Embedded video of Norwegian HEMS physician Per Kristian Hyldmo at The Big Sick 2018 in Zermatt, Switzerland at

Other topics and presentations from "TBS18" can also be found at If you don't see it (as time passes), search on "TBS18" on the site.

Professor Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD. JC: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn's. St. Emlyn's Blog. December 7th, 2018.

Salim R. Rezaie, MD. R.E.B.E.L. EM – The Critical Pulmonary Embolism Patient. December 7th, 2018. "Originally published at R.E.B.E.L. EM on November 6, 2017. Reposted with permission."

Lloyd Tannenbaum, MD. ECG Pointers: Syncope and Brugada Syndrome. December 5th, 2018.

Paul Ross. IRIS Cricoid Pressure Trial & Deimplementation (Journal Club).  Nursing Education May 12th. 2018. Reposted December 8th, 2018 at Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine – THE PHARM dedicated to the memory of Dr John Hinds.

"ketaminh" FREE IBOOK ON ULTRASOUND! #THANKSFOAMED. Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine – THE PHARM dedicated to the memory of Dr John Hinds. December 8th, 2018. C.f.,

Pascoe, E. Podcast archives: paediatric cardiac disease, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Sourced from #dasSMACC as Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Paediatric Cardiac Disease by Michele Domico.

Pickens, A. Measles. EMin5. December 10th, 2018.

Smith, Clay, MD. NSTEMI - New ACEP Clinical Policy. December 10th, 2018. Derives from Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;72(5):e65-e106.
doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.07.045.

                   Tom Trimble, RN

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