Emergency Medicine/Coma

A coma is profound state of unconsciousness. To determine if someone is in a coma it is recommended to use the glasgow coma scale.

Glasgow coma scaleEdit

The glascaw coma score is in a scale of three to fifteen, three being the worst.

Eye responseEdit

  • 4- Eyes open spontaneously
  • 3- Eyes open after verbal command
  • 2- Open when in pain
  • 1- No response

Verbal responseEdit

  • 5- Oriented (responds properly)
  • 4- Disoriented
  • 3- Inappropriate response
  • 2- Unintelligible sounds
  • 1- No response

Motor responseEdit

  • 6- Obeys to verbal command correctly
  • 5- Localizes to pain
  • 4- Withdrawal to pain
  • 3- Can flex to pain
  • 2- Extend to pain
  • 1- No response
Last modified on 18 October 2010, at 03:26