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When is a person considered comatose?

8 or less

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What is the lowest GCS score possible?

3

3

What is the highest GCS score possible?

15

4

What areas are considered in GCS scoring?

1) Eye opening response
2) Verbal response
3) Motor response

5

What is the best possible score for eye opening response?

4

6

What is the best possible score for verbal response?

5

7

What is the best possible score for motor response?

6

8

Score for spontaneously opening eyes:

4

9

Score for no verbal response:

1

10

Score for confused verbal response:

4

11

Score for 'obeys commands' motor response:

6

12

Score for no response to eye opening:

1

13

Score for abnormal extension:

2

14

Score for withdrawal from pain:

4

15

What is decorticate positioning?

Abnormal flexion

16

What is decerebrate positioning?

Abnormal extension

17

Score for eye opening to pain:

2

18

Score for orientated in time, place, person verbal response:

5

19

Score for incomprehensible sounds verbal response:

2

20

Score for moves to localised pain motor response:

5

21

Score for abnormal flexion:

3

22

Score for no motor response:

1

23

Score for inappropriate words verbal response:

3

24

Score for eye opening to speech:

3

25

What is the GCS for a person that opens their eyes to pain, is confused, and moves to localised pain?

2+4+5 = 11

26

What is the GCS for a person that opens their eyes to voice, is using inappropriate words, and has abnormal flexion?

3+3+3 = 9

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What is the GCS for a person whose eyes open spontaneously, is using inappropriate words, and obeys commands?

4+3+6 = 13

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What is the GCS for a person who has no eye opening response, is making incomprehensible sounds and abnormal extension?

1+2+2 = 5

29

What are the possible responses to eye opening?

Spontaneous - 4
To speech - 3
To pain - 2
No response - 1

30

What are the possible verbal responses?

Orientated in time, place and person - 5
Confused - 4
Inappropriate words - 3
Incomprehensible sounds - 2
No response - 1

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What are the possible motor responses?

Obeys commands - 6
Moves to localised pain - 5
Withdraws from pain - 4
Abnormal flexion - 3
Abnormal extension - 2
No response - 1