Glasgow Coma Scale

This course on Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) monitoring enables nurses in understanding the practical method for assessment of impairment of conscious level of a patient in response to defined stimuli.

Introduction of the course

This course on Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) monitoring enables nurses in understanding the practical method for assessment of impairment of conscious level of a patient in response to defined stimuli. The GCS is a reliable and objective way of recording the initial and subsequent level of consciousness in a person after a brain injury.

The objective of this course is to:

  • Explain the concepts related to GCS monitoring
  • Develop skill in making standard observation of the three components of GCS
  • Enlist the factors that may hinder the process of assessment
Facility: AIIMS Hospital, Delhi

Curriculum For This Course

Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the most common scoring system used to describe the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury. The module is divided into three parts:

This part of the module describes the method of assessing and grading the patient’s eye response. There are four grades starting with no eye opening to opening spontaneously.

This part of the module describes the method of assessing and grading the patient’s verbal response. There are five grades starting with no verbal response to well oriented.

This part of the module describes the method of assessing and grading the patient’s motor response. There are six grades starting with no motor response to obeys command.

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