GLASSGOW COMA SCALE

Assess and then decide! 😂

STUDY NOTES ⚕️

Glassgow Coma Score is used to assess the level of consciousness properly instead of using vague terms like semi-conscious, obtundant, etc.

Hence it is widely used thereby avoiding observer errors in the observation patients.

NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT USING GLASSGOW COMA SCALE:

1️⃣ Eyes Open:

Spontaneously – 4

To speech – 3

To pain – 2

None – 1

2️⃣ Best Verbal Response:

Oriented – 5

Confused – 4

Inappropriate words – 3

Incomprehensible sounds – 2

None – 1

3️⃣ Best Motor Response:

Obeys commands – 6

Localises pain – 5

Withdrawal to pain – 4

Flexion to pain – 3

Extension to pain – 2 (due to raised intracranial pressure)

None – 1

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⭐ Maximum score is 15.

⭐ Minimum score is 3.

⚠️ If a patient has a score of 7 or less than 7, then he/she is said to be in coma.

SOURCE: Manipal Manual of Surgery (3rd edition)


~Sunantha✍️

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