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
In the The House of God, the Q sign refers to a patient with his or her mouth open with tongue hanging out the side. This conveys the poorest prognosis of all: impending death if not dead already.
- Dead, dead, dead, dead...
- Grim Beeper
- How do I pronounce a patient dead?
- Reverse Stethoscope Technique
- Scotch Tape