Teasdale and Jennett published the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in the Lancet in 1974 as an aid in the clinical assessment of post-traumatic unconsciousness. The GCS has three components: eye (E), verbal (V) and motor (M) response to external stimuli. The best or highest responses are recorded. The scale consisted of 14 points, but was later adapted to 15.
- Review the history of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).
- Review each of the 3 components of the GCS:
- Eye Response,
- Verbal Response,
- Motor Response.
- Review the modifications to the GCS for paediatric/non-verbal patients.
- Discuss the application of the GCS.
- Discuss any special considerations associated with the GCS.
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