CJ’s Rules of Emergency Medicine

Not for the faint of heart, but these “rules” got me through 17 years of practice!

CJ Lyons, medical suspense author, at work in the ER

1) Trust NO one, Assume Nothing

2) Everyone is an assassin, go back to rule one

3) Look twice, Think twice, Act once
–if things still aren’t making sense, go back to rule one

4) eventually ALL bleeding stops (think about it)

5) First rule of a code: take Your own pulse

Always Remember The Golden Rule: First Do No Harm.