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Glasgow Coma Scale: Quiz


Question 1: GCS is used as part of several ICU scoring systems, including APACHE II, SAPS II, and SOFA, to assess the status of the ________.
White matterGrey matterCentral nervous systemNeuron

Question 2: The scale was published in 1974 by Graham Teasdale and ________, professors of neurosurgery at the University of Glasgow.
Bryan JennettLochgoilhead20081926

Question 3: (Patient responds to pressure on the patient’s ________; if this does not elicit a response, supraorbital and sternal pressure or rub may be used.)
HairNail (anatomy)Human skinStratum corneum

Question 4: In hospitals it is also used in monitoring chronic patients in ________.
Intensive-care medicineNephrologyMedicineSurgery

Question 5: ________ and severe facial/eye swelling or damage make it impossible to test the verbal and eye responses.
Bag valve maskEpinephrineCardiopulmonary resuscitationIntubation

Question 6: (Purposeful movements towards painful stimuli; e.g., hand crosses mid-line and gets above ________ when supra-orbital pressure applied.)
ClavicleBoneCoracoid processScapula

Question 7: GCS was initially used to assess level of consciousness after head injury, and the scale is now used by ________, EMS, and doctors as being applicable to all acute medical and trauma patients.
Automated external defibrillatorCardiopulmonary resuscitationABC (medicine)First aid

Question 8: A similar scale, the Rancho Los Amigos Scale is used to assess the recovery of ________ patients.
ConcussionEpidural hematomaCerebral contusionTraumatic brain injury

Question 9: Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS is a ________ scale that aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person for initial as well as subsequent assessment.


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