II. Indications

III. Scoring

  1. Eye Opening
    1. Spontaneous: 4
    2. To speech: 3
    3. To pain: 2
    4. No Response: 1
  2. Best Verbal Response
    1. Oriented (Infant coos or babbles): 5
    2. Confused (Infant irritable cries): 4
    3. Inappropriate words (Infant Cries to pain): 3
    4. Incomprehensible sounds (Infant Moans to pain): 2
    5. No Response: 1
  3. Best Motor Response
    1. Obeys (Infant moves spontaneous/purposefully): 6
    2. Localizes (infant withdraws to touch): 5
    3. Withdraws to pain: 4
    4. Abnormal Flexion (Decorticate Posturing): 3
    5. Abnormal Extension (Decerebrate Posturing): 2
    6. No Response: 1

IV. Interpretation

  1. Total: 3-15
  2. Mild Head Injury: 13-15 (at two hours post-injury)
  3. Moderate Head Injury: 9-12 (at two hours post-injury)
  4. Severe Head Injury (Coma): <= 8 (at two hours post-injury)
    1. Confers Significant Mortality Risk

V. References

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