Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

Document level of consciousness.


The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a widely used neurological scoring system for quantifying level of consciousness following brain injury.

Intubation and severe facial swelling may preclude the ability to score eye and verbal components. For these circumstances, the score is frequently noted with a modifier, i.e. "V1t" (t = tube), or "E1c" (c = closed).


Teasdale G, Jennett B.

Lancet 1974 July 13, 2 (7872): 81-4

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