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...
The person in coma may have a simple reflex in response to touch or pain, but ...
Level IV - Confused-Agitated, i.e. patient is in a heightened state of activity with ...
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 ...
This standard scale measures levels of consciousness in a person following a
brain injury. ... I helped them because they rarely had a patient not in a coma.
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.
Medically induced: This type of temporary coma, or deep state of
unconsciousness, is used to protect the brain from swelling after an injury. The
patient receives ...
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 ...
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
Those with less severe injuries may transition through these stages more rapidly
... Some patients move from coma to the vegetative state but others may move ...