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GLASGOW COMA SCORE

The Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) is a reliable measure of conscious level, that has been validated against outcome.

It was originally described by Teasdale, G & Jennet, B, 1974, Lancet (ii) 81-3

Read more at Glasgow Coma Scale

 

It is scored as follows; each separate score for Motor, Eyes & Verbal should be recorded, in addition to the total.

Score the best response obtainable for each item:

Motor
6 Normal
5 Localises pain
4 Flexor to pain
3 Generalised flexion
2 Extensor
1 No response
Eyes
4 Open spontaneously
3 Open to voice
2 Open to pain stimulus
1 Remain closed
Verbal
5 Answers questions
4 Confused
3 Inappropriate
2 Inarticulate noise
1 Silent
A Aphasic

 

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Date of last review: 25th April 2002

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