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Glasgow Coma Scale


The Glasgow Coma Scale provides a practical method for assessment of
impairment of conscious level in response to defined stimuli.

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P L AY V I D E O

“Forty years since it was first described, the Glagow Coma Scale has
become an integral part of clinical practice and research across the
World. We have now devised a new structured approach to assessment to
improve the accuracy, reliability and communication of the Scale.
Sir Graham Teasdale

GCS AID - ENGLISH

G C S A I D - OT H E R L A N G UAG E S

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EYE OPENING

Spontaneous
To sound
To pressure
None

VERBAL RESPONSE

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Orientated
Confused
Words
Sounds
None

MOTOR RESPONSE

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Obey commands
Localising
Normal flexion
Abnormal flexion
Extension
None

RECORDING GCS

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Recording the Glasgow Coma Scale is important to observe and communicate trends in a
patient’s condition.

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GCS - Do it this way

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The new structured approach to assessment of the Glasgow Coma Scale
improves accuracy, reliability and communication.

Read the instructions below to learn more.

Download the Assessment Aid to this new structured approach.

The Structured Assessment

Glasgow Coma Scale Assessment Aid available as PDF download in multiple languages

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Identify any factors that might interfere with your assessment.

OBSERVE

Observe for spontaneous behaviours in any of the three components of the GCS.

STIMULATE

Verbal and physical stimuli will be needed in patients without spontaneous behaviours.

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RATE

Judge observed response against presence or absence of defined criteria.

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