Neurological observations

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Student is required to read the Head Injury observation chart, before starting procedure.

The first part in Neurological observations is the GLASGOW COMA SCALE (GCS).  This requires a series of observations to be recorded that assess consciousness by measuring arousal, which depends on brainstem functions: and cognition, or awareness, which depends on cerebral hemisphere functions.

The frequency with which assessment is preformed and documented will depend on the individual’s condition and organizational policy.

GCS -for assessment and classification of all head-injuries patients.

Head injuries can be classified into three categories according to GCS scores: minor, moderate, and severe.

The GCS Includes scoring of separate subscales related to eye opening, Best verbal response and motor response.

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