July/September 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 3

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 Editor Karen Sue Hoyt

The Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) received increased visibility at both the Wolters Kluwer and AAENP booths in June with over 6,000 attendees at the AANP 2018 National Conference in Denver, Colorado. AENJs flew off the shelf! AENJ continues to secure more manuscripts and reviewers. We currently have 20 manuscripts ready to go!

                A Virtual Town Hall meeting held by AAENP on July 11, 2018 was also high success! A welcome address was given by Ken Stackhouse, AAENP President followed by an introduction to AAENP by Amanda Comber and Andrea Smith. Eric Roberts, AAENP Board Chair, then discussed upcoming events including “What’s Hot”-

                ENP Practice Data-Elda Ramirez, Dian Evans, Jennifer Wilbeck

                ENP Practice Standards-Elda Ramirez

                Membership Committee Survey Results-Brittany Hines

                Barriers to Practice-Dian Evans, Melissa King, Paula Fessler

The Virtual Town Hall Meeting ended with a call for AAENP applications (including the benefits of AENJ with membership. An audio recording of this event is available at https://aaenp-natl.org/

Have a great rest of the summer!


K. Sue Hoyt


SUGGESTIONS: 2018-12 {August 6, 2018}

Socransky, Steve, MD. Winter is coming! The EDE Blog.  July 26th, 2018.
[Fx Femur & Regional Anesthesia Blocks for Pain Control.]

Socransky, Steve, MD. Incidental POCUS Findings – The Gallbladder. The EDE Blog. June 4th, 2018.
[Sludge?, or neoplasm?]

Dr. Natalie May. Pointing the Finger – Paronychia in the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn's blog. July 27th, 2018.

Dr. Natalie May. JC {Journal Club}: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Decision Rules & Overtesting Headaches. November 28th, 2017.
[Review of the validation of the Ottawa SAH Rule.]

Radecki, Ryan P., MD MS FACEP. It's SAH Silly Season Again! Emergency Medicine Literature of Note. November 13th, 2017.
[Rebuttal of Ottawa SAH Rule]

Radecki, Ryan P., MD MS FACEP. Bring Back Your Dead. Emergency Medicine Literature of Note. July 25th, 2018.
[Descriptive review of the OHCA-Epinephrine trial "PARAMEDIC-2".]

Study Cited Above:
Perkins, G. D., Quinn, T., Deakin, C. D., Nolan, J. P., Lall, R., Slowther, A. M., ... & Finn, J. (2016). Pre-hospital assessment of the role of adrenaline: measuring the effectiveness of drug administration in cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC-2): trial protocol. Resuscitation, 108, 75-81.

Böttiger, B. W., Dirks, B., Jost, U., Kreimeier, U., Osche, S., Roessler, M., ... & Wingen, S. (2018). The 10 fundamental principles of lay resuscitation: Recommendations by the German Resuscitation Council. EDITORIAL: PDF Only. European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA), Published Ahead of Print July 25th, 2018. Post Author Corrections: July 18th, 2018. [Direct PDF Link] {Temporary FREE ACCESS}
doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000865 

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. [FREE ACCESS] Originally published January 1, 2018 [PDF]
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000583

Kleinman, M. E., Perkins, G. D., Bhanji, F., Billi, J. E., Bray, J. E., Callaway, C. W., ... & Maconochie, I. (2018). ILCOR scientific knowledge gaps and clinical research priorities for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care: a consensus statement. Circulation, CIR-0000000000000561. [PDF] [FREE ACCESS]
DOI: https://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(18)30131-X/pdf

Casper, Stephen T., PhD. Concussion: A History of Science and Medicine, 1870–2005. Headache. 2018;58(6):795-810. First published: 14 March 2018. [Publisher's PDF] [PDF @ Researchgate.net] https://doi.org/10.1111/head.13288   Republished in Medscape Critical Care as Concussion: A History of Science and Medicine, 1870–2005.

DermNet NZ. © 2018 DermNet New Zealand Trust. {An exceptional and excellent web resource, online since 1996, providing useful and accessible dermatology knowledge and images for professionals and consumers.}

Sarbacker, G. B., & Wilder, A. G. (2018). Heart Failure Guidelines: Introduction to the New Agents. US Pharm, 43(2), 22-26. Published February 16, 2018. Republished in Medscape Critical Care as Heart Failure Guidelines: Introduction to the New Agents.

Mason SM, Evans R, Kuczawski M. Understanding the management of patients with head injury taking warfarin: who should we scan and when? Lessons from the AHEAD study.
Emerg Med J Published Online First: 31 July 2018. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2018-207621 [PDF] {Abstract & Paywall}

Bennett, Bryan. Non-Fatal Strangulations Point To Future Homicides. Officer.com. July 17th, 2018. {For those with SANE/SART, Domestic Violence, or forensic interests, this highlights a method of imaging non-fatal strangulation injuries.}

Dr. Miguel Martinez Romo, R4. Dr. Roshanak Benabbas.  Images:  POCUS: Appendicitis. The Original Kings of County. August 2nd, 2018. {"This is a co-post between The POCUS Atlas and The Original Kings of County. We shared our images and overlaid color for a comprehensive review of anatomy and how to perform POCUS for appendicitis."}

Ren, Y., Liu, Y., Sun, X. Z., Wang, B. Y., Zhao, Y., Liu, D. C., ... & Liu, F. Y. (2018). Chocolate consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Heart, heartjnl-2018. {Abstract & References; Paywall}
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313131

Huppert, Laura. Moffitt Morning Report Pearls: Hyponatremia! UCSF Internal Medicine Chief Resident Hub. August 3, 2018.

Swaminathan, Anand, MD. R.E.B.E.L. EM – Occult Causes of Non-Response to Vasopressors.  August 3rd, 2018.

Montrief, Tim, MD MPH. US Probe: Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest. emDocs.net. August 2nd, 2018.

Arun Nagdev, MD; Graham Brant-Zawadzki, MD; & Andrew Herring, MD.  How to Implement Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks in Your ED. ACEP Now. July 18th, 2018.

Lemanski, Michael , MD FACEP FAAFP. How to Document Exams Performed by Advanced Practice Providers. ACEP Now. July 10, 2018 [General advice by ACEP to its Physician members as to documenting/billing work related to a PA or ENP.]

ACEP. Medicare Mid-Level Provider FAQ. Updated 03/03/2016 – {Beware of possible subsequent changes by CMS} {General Advice by ACEP for its Physician members interpreting CMS issues regarding "APPs" + Advanced Practice Providers.}​


                   Tom Trimble, RN

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