GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale

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Glasgow Coma Scale (4-15 years)

EYE OPENING

  • spontaneously 4
  • To verbal stimuli 3
  • To pain 2
  • No response 1

BEST MOTOR RESPONSE

  • Obeys verbal response 6
  • Localises to pain 5
  • Withdraws from pain 4
  • Abnormal flexion (decorticate) 3
  • Abnormal extension (decerebrate) 2
  • No response 1

BEST VERBAL RESPONSE

  • Orientated and converses 5
  • Disorientated and converses 4
  • Inappropriate words 3
  • Incomprehensible sounds 2
  • No response 1


Glasgow Coma Scale (<4yrs)

EYE OPENING

  • Spontaneous 4
  • To verbal stimuli 3
  • To pain 2
  • No response 1


BEST MOTOR RESPONSE

  • Spontaneous/obeys verbal commands 6
  • Localises to pain or withdraws from touch5
  • Withdraws from pain 4
  • Abnormal flexion to pain 3
  • Abnormal extension to pain 2
  • No response 1


BEST VERBAL RESPONSE

  • Alert, babbles, coos as usual 5
  • Less than usual words, spontaneous irritable cry 4
  • Cries only to pain 3
  • Moans to pain 2
  • No response 1
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