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Parent Glasgow Coma Scale Assessment

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the Glasgow Coma Scale. Read each question fully and make sure you understand what the question is asking before you answer. Some questions are select all that apply, these will be marked by square check boxes. After answering all questions to the best of your ability, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. Your score will be shown at the bottom of the page after submission. You may reset this quiz as many times as you would like.

1 What is a 3 on the motor portion of the GCS?

The patient follows commands correctly
The patient displays decorticate posturing
The patient displays decerebrate posturing
The patient groans to painful stimuli

2 Your patient's vocal response is confused, but they are still able to speak in full sentences. What score would you give them for the verbal portion of the GCS?

5
4
3
2
1

3 Your patient opens their eyes to verbal stimulation but is unable to follow commands and displays a localization pain response. They grunt when noxious stimuli are provided but do not produce words. What is their GCS?

7
8
9
10
None of the above.

4 Your patient is completely unresponsive to noxious stimuli and makes no sounds. They do not move when noxious stimuli is provided. What is their GCS?

3
4
5
7
None of the above.

5 Your patient's eyes do not open to noxious stimuli and they respond incorrectly when asked questions and localize to pain. What is their GCS?

7
8
9
10
None of the above.

6 Your patient's eyes are open spontaneously but they do not make any verbal response when noxious stimuli is provided. They display abnormal flexion when noxious stimuli is provided. What is their GCS?

3
5
7
9
None of the above.

7 You are called to respond for a patient who difficult to rouse. Your patient is somnolent and will only open their eyes to verbal stimuli but are able to engage in conversation and follow commands. What is their GCS?

8
10
12
14
None of the above.

8 You are called to respond for a patient who was unconscious and unresponsive. When you arrive on scene, your patient is awake and shouting that they do not need help. The patient is able to follow commands and states that they were just sleeping off a hangover. What is their GCS?

12
13
14
15
None of the above

9 Your patient opens their eyes to verbal stimulation and has a dysconjugate gaze. They are able to form words, but the words are not correct for the situation or questions asked. They are able to follow commands with one side of their body. What is their GCS?

11
12
13
14
None of the above

10 Your patient does not open their eyes to noxious stimuli and groans when noxious stimuli is provided. They attempt to get away from the noxious stimuli. What is their GCS?

5
6
9
10
None of the above


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Created October 25, 2021 by Josh Hantke
Modified June 7, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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