Editor-in-Chief: K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
ISSN: 1931-4485
Online ISSN: 1931-4493
Frequency: 4 issues / year

Editors' Remarks

  Editor Karen Sue Hoyt


 Editor Jean A. Proehl

 Editor Karen Sue Hoyt


Editor Jean A. Proehl 

Editors' Remarks


Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners!


The newly formed American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) has adopted the AENJ as their official journal. Both AENJ and the AAENP seek to promote high quality, evidence-based care so this relationship is a natural fit. There are many opportunities for collaboration and mutual gain which will translate into improved resources for ENPs and improved care for patients.

Members will have free on-line access to AENJ as a benefit of membership and may also subscribe the print journal at a deeply discounted rate.  AAENP Founder, Elda Ramirez, is a long-time AENJ board member and AENJ Editor, K. Sue Hoyt, is now an AAENP board member so our collegial relationship is well established.

If you're an ENP who doesn't already belong to AAENP, you can see what you're missing at www.aaenp-natl.org.

Sue and Jean

Online Editor's Suggestions

Medically Curious About the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Commission

World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard Prohibited List 2016

IOC Needle Policy for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio 2016

IOC Policy Regarding Certain NOC Scientific and Medical Equipment for the games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio 2016

IOC Statement on Zika

Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine – An IOC Medical Commission Publication

GE Healthcare Centricity is Olympic EHR

US State Department Advice for Travelers to the Olympics

CDC Health Advice for Travelers to the Olympics

How Prepared Are Hospitals In Rio For The Olympics – Stock News USA

Rio Olympic Games Medical Services

Annemiek van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Some NBC employees opting out of going to Rio Olympics

EMS at the London 2012 Olympics

Beijing Prepares Emergency Medicine Supply for Olympics [2008]

I wasn't able to locate any open source information with useful data on responders, EMS, trauma preparations, etc. There may be an embargo for operational security. No televised coverage of the two cycling accidents; response did not seem to be immediate. Lesser injuries are probably taken care of, in part, by team physicians and trainers, then the polyclinic in the Olympic Village.   



                   Tom Trimble, RN
                        All opinions are solely those of the author.
                        Users are responsible for the validity to their own practice.


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Current Issue Highlights


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Clinical Tips from AENJ

# 171 Noxious Stimuli

What I call "The First Law of Neurology" is "Use enough stimulus." Using a feeble penlight to check pupils in bright daylight doesn't work. First bring the patient into a shaded environment (and have a good penlight) before you can "sense" pupil size and reactivity with/without stimulus.

Some people have large pupils as their normal. {They'll do well in modelling. Check the etymology of Belladonna.") You can verify this (or baseline anisocoria) with a magnifier from their ID or social network photo.

"Sternal Rubs" tend to abrade and bruise and should not be used, nor such barbarities as nipple-twisting. Squeezing a nailbed with fingers or pen and gradual pressure is reliably effective without drama; cease with withdrawal.

A nasal trumpet, gently inserted, remains protective of a stuporous drunk's airway; when the hand floats toward the nose so as to withdraw the airway, it indicates lightening of the level of consciousness.

Feigned unconsciousness will usually stop after a simple neuro exam and a kindly chat without the intended audience present. If need be, checking corneal reflex with a wispy applicator should be sufficient. Cold-Caloric testing should only be used with the comatose.

Veteran staff may remember the loud clangor from sudden dropping of several stainless-steel bedpans to elicit a startle response!

The "Gag Reflex," as a test of airway protection isn't, as a "significant percentage" of people have it absent as a normal variant; more so in the elderly.


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