Fats said, "These are classic signs: the O sign on the left and the Q sign on the right. The O sign is reversible, but once they get to the Q sign, they never come back." - The House of God
First described in Samuel Shem's The House of God, the O sign refers to the patient's mouth lying with his or her mouth wide open. Though the O sign conveys a poor prognosis, it is treatable.
- Dead, dead, dead, dead...
- Grim Beeper
- How do I pronounce a patient dead?
- Reverse Stethoscope Technique
- Scotch Tape