The Glasgow Coma Scale and other neurological observations
Cath Waterhouse Lecturer practitioner, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
The primary tool used by nurses to assess a patient’s neurological status is the neurological observation chart incorporating the Glasgow Coma Scale. This article explains the correct use of the chart and how to interpret the findings.
Nursing Standard. 19, 33,56-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.04.19.33.56.c3857
Published in print: 27 April 2005Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review