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Easy way to remember GLASGOW COMA SCALE

GLASGOW COMA SCALE: REMEMBER 4,5,6

EYE-OPENING (1-4)
VERBAL RESPONSE (1-5)
MOTOR RESPONSE (1-6)

EYE-OPENING (1-4)

1) NO RESPONSE
2) TO PAIN
3) ON COMMAND
4) SPONTANEOUSLY

VERBAL RESPONSE (1-5)

1) NO RESPONSE
2) INCOMPREHENSIBLE
3) INAPPROPRIATE
4) CONFUSED
5) ALERT & ORIENTED

MOTOR RESPONSE (1-6)

1) NO RESPONSE
2) DECEREBRATE (EXTENDED POSTURE)
3) DECORTICATE (FLEX POSTURE)
4) WITHDRAWS TO PAIN: GENERAL PAIN
5) LOCALIZED PAIN
6) FOLLOWS DIRECTIONS

GLASGOW SCORE RANGE

3-15

GLASGOW SCORE BELOW 3

VEGETATIVE STATE: DEMONSTRATES SLEEP AND WALKING CYCLES BUT NO INTERACTION WITH OTHERS

GLASGOW SCORE 3-8

COMA OR UNCONSCIOUS

GLASGOW SCORE 9-12

MODERATE DISABILITY

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