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The Glasgow Coma Scale - doing it right

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was first developed by Teasdale and Jennett in 1970 to assess the level of consciousness in patients with head injury. Since then it has been used worldwide in assessment and decision-making in patients with acute neurological conditions at risk of clinical deterioration.  267 more words

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"Obs"... or taking physiological observations in acute settings

Physiological observations (or “obs” ) are recorded from patients in acute settings at various intervals, depending on how closely they need to be monitored for any potential changes. 350 more words

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Glasgow Coma Scale

4 steps of assessment

  1. Check for factors interfering with communication, ability to respond and other injuries.
  2. Observe eye opening, content of speech and movements of right and left sides.
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Taylor Shaw

First published in The Tech on February 11, 2016

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