Bonus Content: Glasgow Coma Scale


 
 

JEMS Staff | | Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Eye Opening Response

4 pointsSpontaneous open with blinking at baseline

3 pointsTo verbal stimuli, command, speech

2 pointsTo pain only (not applied to face)

1 pointsNo response

Verbal Response

5 pointsOriented

4 pointsConfused conversation, but able to answer questions

3 pointsInappropriate words

2 pointsIncomprehensible speech

1 pointsNo response

Motor Response

6 points Obeys commands for movement

5 points Purposeful movement to painful stimulus

4 points Withdraws in response to pain

3 points Flexion in response to pain (decorticate posturing)

2 points Extension response in response to pain (decerebrate posturing)

1 points No response

Total GCS Score & Injury Categorization

3Ï8Severe head injury

9Ï12 Moderate head injury

13Ï15 Mild head injury

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwww.bt.cdc.gov/masscasualties/gscale.asp




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