The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological scale designed to assess the patient’s level of consciousness after brain injury. The scale evaluates the patient’s best eye response, best verbal response, and best motor response, and then assigns a score that ranges from 3 to 15.
Doctors and medical professionals measure consciousness and brain injury severity based on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). This scale assigns numbers to eye, verbal and motor responsiveness, then adds those numbers together for a total GCS number between 1 and 15.
People who suffer from a severe injury will experience long term complex problems. Their ability to live independently will diminish while their personality and relationships can be affected. An uncertain and challenging future lies ahead for the survivors of a major brain injury.