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Glasgow Coma Score

The Scale was described in 1974 by Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett (Assessment of coma and impaired consciousness. A practical scale. Lancet 1974; 2:81-4.) as a way to communicate about the level of consciousness of patients with an acute brain injury.

The findings using the scale guide initial decision making and monitor trends in responsiveness that are important in signalling the need for new actions.

Eyes
Spontaneous =4
To sound =3
To pressure =2
None =1

Verbal
Orientated =5
Confused =4
Words =3
Sounds =2
None =1

Motor
Obey commands =6
Localizing =5
Normal flexion =4
Abnormal flexion =3
Extension =2
None =1

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