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Bonus Content: Glasgow Coma Scale

Eye Opening Response

4 points„Spontaneous open with blinking at baseline„

3 points„To verbal stimuli, command, speech„

2 points„To pain only (not applied to face)„

1 points„No response„

Verbal Response

5 points„Oriented

4 points„Confused conversation, but able to answer questions

3 points„Inappropriate words

2 points„Incomprehensible speech

1 points„No 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

3Ï8„Severe head injury

9Ï12 Moderate head injury

13Ï15 Mild head injury„„

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention„www.bt.cdc.gov/masscasualties/gscale.asp


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