Glasgow Coma Scale made easy

Glasgow Coma Scale made easy

A quick, easy guide to the Glasgow Coma Scale and how to do it!

This video is for anyone with an interest in neurosurgery but primarily aimed at medical students, nurses and junior doctors.

Many thanks to Cialo, Gary, Rachel Crisp and Rachel Gill from the Education Academy at The Royal London Hospital where this was filmed.

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Videography by Alex Alamri and Brandon Smith
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50 Comments

  1. Jim Canterak on January 8, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    So how do you test a patient who is intubated, has swollen eyes and is paralyzed?

  2. Sarguna Durai D on January 8, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    You are not only educating the medical fraternity, but it also is a great piece of information for non-medical individuals. I enjoyed it thoroughly and helps me to understand what happens in the EM department here on. Thank you so much for your video!

  3. Samwel Emmanuel on January 8, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Very useful and simple to understand thank you

  4. ouissal bk on January 8, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    love it

  5. Bree F on January 8, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you…really appreciate the NT part, I think we usually give 1 in many situations that we should have assessed as NT….quite an educative video.

  6. A Skipworth on January 8, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    I was in a long coma, lasting several years, due to a rare fungal infection of the brain, specifically, Candida Dubliniensis. I wasn’t immunocompromised when this happened, which saved my life.
    My surgeon did extensive surgery to remove the Candida, to repair hemorrhages and multiple vp shunt revision. I’ve tried to read up on what’s happened to me, but not a lot of information about this, my surgeon said mine may be an unique case, for more than one reasons. I tested low to very low on the Glasgow coma scale, until about 2 years ago, I’m still in cognitive therapy. I have tried to read about what’s happened to me, including my low GCS scale, but I haven’t really understood it until now. Thank you so much for explaining.

  7. Ardhia Pramesti on January 8, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you, it is very helpful!

  8. Ashalyn Chane on January 8, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    I PRAY FOR THOSE WHO GO THROUGH THIS ILLNESS THAT THEY BE SAVED, HEALED, AND LOVED BY THE GRACE OF GOD MAY THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES BE BLESSED AND STAY POSITIVE AND KNOW THAT GOD WORKS GOD BLESS THEM ALL🤍🙏🏾.

  9. Muslim Rofiqi on January 8, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    my girl’s GCS when i sleep with her 7

    eyes open only if i was too deep 2
    verbal only "emmm emmme emmmm ahhh ahhh ahhh" 2
    hands flexing to her chest 3
    🤣

  10. Julsie on January 8, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    What about a paralyzed man, who’s intubated, and recovering from a particularly horrendous wasp attack? That’s just NT across the board.

  11. durgesh gupta on January 8, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Half of his words r not understanding bcoz of his accent but its ok,👍

  12. Osmanahmedmoh Ahmedosman on January 8, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    1 😂

  13. Memphis Korz on January 8, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    i remember waking up in the ICU, i was in a coma for 4 days. it’s pretty interesting info thank you.

  14. saki on January 8, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    thank you so much. it helped immensily

  15. RYJAWA on January 8, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    I had a cardiac arrest in january and had a GCS of 5 when paramedics got to me.. It really is amazing what they can do with someone whos in such a bad way.

  16. Sheila Antonio on January 8, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Very useful! Thank u very much!

  17. Naz Muhammed on January 8, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    THANK YOUUU

  18. Alison Hall on January 8, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you

  19. abdul rehman on January 8, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    it was very informative as I have photographic memory

  20. seksehfox on January 8, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Why is elbow extension a bad sign?

  21. Robert Sasso on January 8, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Really well done, nicely explained, and nicely demonstrated GCS evaluation. Congrats! The British accent was a really good touch as well….you sound so damn smart

  22. Jordon Muskego on January 8, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    Unless you know the patients name then asking their name isn’t the best question you could ask. I’d suggest asking them where they are and why, and season and year

  23. IsamuWilsonDC Chyrmang on January 8, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    I used to confused this scale hmmm , now I can attempt any questions on this

  24. Anselma Keishani on January 8, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    i just had neurology practical earlier today, how is this on my yt recommendation? sksks are they spying on me :))

  25. Rifat Rasheed on January 8, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Great 👍

  26. thia thia on January 8, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    omg amazing. thank you so much!

  27. Amaranath L on January 8, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Excellent presentation 👏

  28. Brainbook on January 8, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    We want to create free medical education content for you! Please share and let us know in the comments if you like the style and if you’d like to see more!

  29. Daniel Eberechukwu on January 8, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    The grading though…. For example, abnormal flexion is graded what?

  30. Miqueias Saimon on January 8, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    I am so happy to have found your channel. Thank you very much for this useful video.

  31. Adam Heap on January 8, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    I scored 4 once

  32. Subtle Grace on January 8, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks a ton

  33. Ravneet Kaur on January 8, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    This is quite an amazing video. It is very helpful.

  34. MEHMET AKIF GUNAY on January 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    so what ıs my score?

  35. therelicmedic on January 8, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Very helpful demonstration .. you could cover how to assign scores accordingly too..that’d make this a complete and THE BEST video on GCS on YouTube 🙂

  36. higo carine on January 8, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    thank you. before i didn’t know well how to assess motor response but now. I got it

  37. Briony Smith on January 8, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, my daughter has severe learning difficulties, CVI, non-verbal and unusual responses to pain. Does this render the GCS as worthless? How would you recognise her issues without someone who knows her well being present?

  38. C S on January 8, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Really could have improved this video by doing it in a systematic fashion. For example: Eyes: talk through different ranges of score from least severe to most severe (4 –> 1) and then have filmed examples of each. Instead you’re just kinda dotting in and out of each section, without really emphasising the most important aspect, which is accurately relaying what you’ve assessed and communicating that as a numerical score.

    Appreciate the effort, but not really good study material for medics.

  39. Gaitree Oree on January 8, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Hello, Can you please explain the difference on examination / clinically the between normal flexion and abnormal flexion again? Thank you.

  40. Kalindi on January 8, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I have been trying to by heart this from long time, you just made this easy for me.

  41. Carl Pinote on January 8, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Can I ask a question?

    If first responders are allowed to use GCS?

    Thank you 😊

  42. Robert Bonobo on January 8, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    what is consciousness?

  43. Ahsan ali sakib on January 8, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Tnx…really helpful

  44. Joey Garcia on January 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    SO WHERE IS YOUR EXPLANATION ABOUT WITHDRAWS TO PAIN UNDER MOTOR? Tsk tsk tsk

  45. Renpeca on January 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    I want to know what the numbers when do you give a 14 or a zero etc

  46. h rasa on January 8, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Awesome job, just missing the scoring part and stagings for deficits. If possible, please include them in this video. thanks

  47. roland j. ruttledge on January 8, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Excellent, many thanks.

  48. Krishan Dhammearatchi on January 8, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Dude you’re not saying the score for each component. Worthless

  49. Airdrops2022 on January 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks… Very nice video

  50. Nvar Muhamad on January 8, 2022 at 4:51 pm

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