The Glasgow Coma Scale and other neurological observations
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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.

Correspondence Cath.waterhouse@sth.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 19, 33,56-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.04.19.33.56.c3857

Published in print: 27 April 2005

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