Glasgow Coma Scale

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-'''[[Glasgow Coma Scale]]''' or '''[[GCS]]''', is a neurological scale which aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person, for initial as well as subsequent assessment. A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between '''3''' (indicating deep unconsciousness) and either '''14''' (original scale) or 15 (the more widely used modified or revised scale). '''[[GCS]]''' was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, and the scale is now used by first aid, EMS and doctors as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients. +'''[[Glasgow Coma Scale]]''' or '''[[GCS]]''', is a neurological scale which aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person, for initial as well as subsequent assessment.
-'''Reference'''+A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between '''3''' (indicating deep unconsciousness) and either '''14''' (original scale) or 15 (the more widely used modified or revised scale). '''[[GCS]]''' was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, and the scale is now used by first aid, '''[[EMS]]''' and doctors as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients.
-* Wikipedia see '''''Glasgow Coma Scale''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Coma_Scale]+
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 +* Wikipedia see '''''Glasgow Coma Scale''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Coma_Scale]
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Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS, is a neurological scale which aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person, for initial as well as subsequent assessment.

A patient is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a patient score between 3 (indicating deep unconsciousness) and either 14 (original scale) or 15 (the more widely used modified or revised scale). GCS was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, and the scale is now used by first aid, EMS and doctors as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients.


[edit] Also see

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia see Glasgow Coma Scale [1]



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