What is the Glasgow Coma Scale – and how can nurses interpret it?
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What is the Glasgow Coma Scale – and how can nurses interpret it?

Petra Kendall-Raynor Health journalist

The guidance on assessing acute neurological conditions or brain injury is used worldwide

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a tool used to assess and calculate a patient’s level of consciousness. It was developed more than 40 years ago by two neurosurgeons in Glasgow and is widely applied today.

Emergency Nurse. 29, 6, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/en.29.6.12.s5

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