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Best Eye Response. (4)

  1. No eye opening.
  2. Eye opening to pain.
  3. Eye opening to verbal command.
  4. Eyes open spontaneously.

Best Verbal Response. (5)

  1. No verbal response
  2. Incomprehensible sounds.
  3. Inappropriate words.
  4. Confused
  5. Orientated

Best Motor Response. (6)

  1. No motor response.
  2. Extension to pain.
  3. Flexion to pain.
  4. Withdrawal from pain.
  5. Localising pain.
  6. Obeys Commands.

Note that the phrase 'GCS of 11' is essentially meaningless, and it is important to break the figure down into its components, such as E3V3M5 = GCS 11.

A Coma Score of 13 or higher correlates with a mild brain injury, 9 to 12 is a moderate injury and 8 or less a severe brain injury.

Teasdale G., Jennett B., LANCET (ii) 81-83, 1974.

Comments

ERNESTOLERIN, March 02, 2010

Hi, I’m doctor Lerin, and have a question: exist any score to evaluate kids (0m-5y)? Thank you.

Dr. John Casey, North West Texas Hospital, Amarillo Texas, May 19, 2010

Simply google Glasgow coma scale for Paediatrics.  Trauma.org will not alow me to post the scoring system.  I hope this helps.

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