While writing some pieces for this weeks offerings, I decided to do a series called ‘Lessons from the Street” (Corny name, I know.) I started thinking about those little phrases that we toss around to pass on helpful clinical tidbits. One example would be, “If the Glasgow is less than 8, intubate.” Or the classic, “Treat the patient, not the monitor.” And one that we probably all had passed on in our first week on the street, “It’s not my emergency.”
The first one I decided to expand on was, “Skin doesn’t lie.” I learned that one back in my internship and I’ve found it to be one of those clinical rules to live by. What should come next in this series? What are some of the clinical laws of medicine that have helped guide you through your career?