January/March 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 1

    Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
  • 1931-4485
  • 1931-4493
  • 4 issues / year

  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

Answers to Clinical Problems:


Smith, SW - How unreliable are computer algorithms in the Diagnosis of STEMI? Dr. Smith's ECG Blog. March 10, 2017.

Socransky, Steve. OR-based study of #POCUS for Airway Confirmation. EDE Blog {Emergency Department Echo}. March 10, 2017.  Source article referenced.

Ramsingh, D., Frank, E., Haughton, R., Schilling, J., Gimenez, K. M., Banh, E., ... & Cannesson, M. (2016). Auscultation versus Point-of-care Ultrasound to Determine Endotracheal versus Bronchial Intubation: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study. The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 124(5), 1012-1020. PMID: 26950708. [PDF]

Priebe, H. J. (2016). Could "safe practice" be compromising safe practice? Should anesthetists have to deflate the cuff of the endotracheal tube before extubation?. Minerva anestesiologica, 82(2), 236-239. {Editor's Note: Argues merits of non-standard extubation from own and previously reported practice. Proposes prospective study for validation, notes weak evidence of standard practice.}

Grock, Andrew, MD. AIR Series: Trauma Module (2017). Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. March 13, 2017. {"21 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of September 2016) related to Trauma emergencies" and chosen as 'Approved Instructional Resources' [AIR].}

Willette, Paul, DO FACEP. Trick of the Trade: Rapid Insertion of Orogastric Tube. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. February 13, 2017.



                   Tom Trimble, RN 

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