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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 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: 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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