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The 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.Basically, it is used to help gauge the severity of an acute brain injury.

The treatment team will use the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to evaluate a person's level of consciousness (LOC) and the severity of brain injury by attempting to elicit body movements (M), opening of the eyes (E), and verbal responses (V).

Aug 20, 2016 · The Glasgow Coma Scale in adults: doing it right Ismalia de Sousa Clinical nurse specialist in stroke, Stroke and Neurosciences, Charing .

Note that this calculator has been updated as of May 2019 in order to add more supporting references and to distinguish between the Glasgow Coma Score (total score, only applicable when all three components are testable) and the Glasgow Coma Scale (component scores, applicable if any of three components is not testable).