Glascow Coma Scale
The Glasgow Coma Scale is an assessment tool used in cases of traumatic brain injury. This is an easy to use chart for the EMT and EMS provider.
E + M + V = 3 to 15
- 90% less than or equal to 8 are in coma
- Greater than or equal to 9 not in coma
- 8 is the critical score
- Less than or equal to 8 at 6 hours – 50% die
- 9-11 = moderate severity
- Greater than or equal to 12 = minor injury
Coma is defined as not opening eyes, not obeying commands, and not uttering understandable words.