The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a neurological scale which aims to give a
reliable and objective way of recording the conscious state of a person for initial
as well as subsequent assessment. A pati...
Often lumped under the label of “Coma” are three stages of disordered
consciousness. Disorders .... A fully conscious patient has a Glasgow Coma
Score of 15.
Coma levels are commonly assessed by two different scales; the Glasgow Coma
... The Rancho Los Amigos Scale is most helpful in assessing the patient in the ...
Brain Injury: Severity Levels and the Recovery Process. Reviewed July 2015 ...
Although not considered to be in a coma, the patients remain totally unaware.
It is also possible to induce a coma which can be used to slow the progress of
illnesses and conditions, and to prevent suffering while the patient is treated.
A minority of coma patients may be able to open their eyes occasionally or groan
... However, having a reduced conscious level need not be a comatose state.
Some terms that might be used in these early stages of recovery are: Coma: The
person is unconscious, does not respond to visual stimulation or sounds, ... We
have only begun to understand the long-term effects in patients one, five, and ten
The Glasgow Coma Scale is based on a 15 point scale for estimating and ... This
number helps medical practioners categorize the four possible levels for ...
It is helpful to have a standard scale by which one can measure levels of ... The
grade III patient is comatose but will ward off deeply painful stimuli such as ...
Understanding coma can be difficult because there are many levels of coma. ...
The patient's awareness of self and his surroundings increases as he improves ...