STROKE CARE PATHWAY
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:
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Date of last review: 25th April 2002
Date of next review:25th October 2002