Rule of Five

If the patient has five or more support lines—e.g., NG tube, Foley catheter, central line, TPN drip, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)—then the patient is in critical condition and should be placed in the ICU/ITU
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Each CMSF High School student is asked to follow the Rule of Five.
The Rule of Five: Attend school every day; learn something new every day; ask questions every day; tell the truth all the time; and treat others with respect.
The rule of five applies: eat five servings of vegetables and fruits a day.
In my book The Success Principles, I refer to this daily focus as the "Rule of Five." I suggest making a list each day of five steps that will move you closer to your goal.
Whether your goal is to drop 20 pounds, run a marathon, start a business or write a book, apply the Rule of Five each day and see what "miracles" you can create in your life.
The famous Lipinski's Rule of Five, for example, uses measures such as a molecular mass cutoff of 500 daltons to evaluate whether a compound might be absorbed and used by the body.
She has nurtured massive corruption in the state, in her rule of five years," he added.
Under the new model, candidates will be subjected to a maximum of five interviews, the so-called "rule of five", compared with 12 to 14 interviews that were the regular approach in the past, human resources chief Laszlo Bock commented.
Use the rule of five, says Jack Canfield, co-founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Born in the year the Boer War ended, Mrs Davies has lived under the rule of five monarchs and 19 different Prime Ministers.
Justice Thurgood Marshall's papers at the Library of Congress show that most Justices subscribe to William Brennan's reported comment to his law clerks that "the most important rule in constitutional law is that with five votes you can do anything." Every Justice at one time or another--and some all of the time--adheres to what may be called the "rule of five." Their decisions result from this desire to get a majority of five votes, not from their detached interpretation of the Constitution.
Occasionally, though, we can see glimpses in the Marshall papers of Justices applying the rule of five. Take Kentucky v.