The GCS score can be indicative of how critically ill a patient is. Trauma patients presenting with GCS GCS is concerning in any setting and should prompt assessment of the airway and possible intervention.
Aug 20, 2016 · After 40 years, the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the resource of choice for assessing the level of consciousness in patients with neurological conditions. Clinicians’ ability to monitor patients’ conditions, identify deterioration and make clinical decisions depends on their ability to carry out GCS assessments, so it is vital that they understand it.
GCS was initially used to assess a person's level of consciousness after a head injury, and the scale is now used by emergency medical services, nurses, and physicians as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients.LOINC: 35088-4.
Abstract After 40 years, the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the resource of choice for assessing the level of consciousness in patients with neurological conditions.Author: Ismalia De Sousa, Sue Woodward.
Glasgow Coma Scale Eye Opening Response • Spontaneous--open with blinking at baseline 4 points • To verbal stimuli, command, speech 3 points • To pain only (not applied to face) 2 points • No response 1 point Verbal Response.