Sun Tzu and the Art of Focusing in Medical Toxicology

November 7, 2014, 6:28 pm

PocketSunTzuThe philosophy expressed in Sun Tzu’s classic The Art of War has been applied to everything from military strategy to business management. But what does it have to teach practitioners of emergency medicine and medical toxicology? In my current column for Emergency Medicine News I discuss a very important lesson from the book that will completely change the way you read recommendations about gastric lavage and whole bowel irrigation still included in many textbook chapters and review articles. The read the column, click here.

By the way, EM News will be hosting a Twitter Chat about the column to take place on Tuesday, November 11, at noon EST (11 am CST). Please join in if you have any questions or comments about the column, whole bowel irrigation, gastric lavage, or any other topic suggested by the column. To participate, just go to Twitter and follow the hashtag #BanTheWords.

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