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  Clinical Calculators - Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)  
     
 

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) gives a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a patient. It has value in predicting ultimate outcome.

You must give information about all three categories - motor, verbal and eye response - in order to determine a GCS for this patient

  Best Motor Response :      
    Obeys a command  
    Localises repsonse to pain  
    Withdraws to pain  
    Flexor response to pain  
    Extensor posturing to pain  
    No response to pain  
         
  Best Verbal Response      
    Oriented  
    Confused conversation  
    Inappropriate speech  
    Incomprehensible speech  
    None  
         
  Eye Opening      
    Spontaneous eye opening  
    Eye opening in response to speech  
    Eye opening in response to pain  
    No eye opening  
         
         
       
         

 
     
   
   
   
 

 

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