ENA-Authored ‘Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care’ Takes Top AJN Honor

January 9, 2024 Nursing Education

American Journal of Nursing awards Sheehy’s first place in critical care-emergency nursing category

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2024) – The Emergency Nurses Association’s “Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, 8th Edition,” won first place among the American Journal of Nursing’s best books of 2023 in the critical care-emergency nursing category. 

“The emergency nursing specialty is unique in many ways. ENA has continued to update ‘Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care” so that it consistently provides relevant, current and reliable information for nurses seeking easy-to-reference coverage of the essentials and beyond to expand their knowledge and improve patient care,” said ENA President Chris Dellinger, MBA, BSN, RN, FAEN. 

In its latest edition, the book tackles several new topics, including a section on human trafficking, considerations for the transgender patient, violent risk assessment and expanded sections on infectious diseases and substance abuse and addiction emergencies. 

AJN described the book as “an essential manual for emergency care nurses.” The complete list of winners in critical care-emergency nursing and 19 other categories is available in the January issue of AJN.

“I’m very  proud that this book has won AJN’s recognition. Since it was first developed under the leadership of 1995 ENA President Susan Sheehy, dozens of authors, contributors and reviewers have ensured each edition presented expert information to guide best practices in emergency nursing,” said the book’s lead editor, Andi Foley, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, FAEN, who is also the immediate past chair of the Academy of Emergency Nursing. 

The book can be purchased through the ENA Marketplace.

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

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