Medical Scoring Systems

There are several scoring systems in intensive care units (ICUs) today.   Adult scoring systems APACHE II was designed to provide a morbidity score for a patient. It is useful to decide what kind of treatment or medicine is given. Methods exist to derive a predicted mortality from this score, but these methods are not … Read more Medical Scoring Systems

Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a neurological scale which aims to give a reliable and objective way of recording the conscious state of a person for initial as well as subsequent assessment. A person is assessed against the criteria of the scale, and the resulting points give a person’s score between 3 (indicating deep … Read more Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)

The Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) is a scale of patients with brain injuries, such as cerebral traumas that groups victims by the objective degree of recovery. The first description was in 1975 by Jennett and Bond.   Application The Glasgow Outcome Score applies to patients with brain damage allowing the objective assessment of their recovery … Read more Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)

Trauma Scoring Systems

Characterization of injury severity is crucial to the scientific study of trauma, yet the actual measurement of injury severity began only 50 years ago. In 1969, researchers developed the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) to grade the severity of individual injuries. Since its introduction, by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) International Injury … Read more Trauma Scoring Systems

Banner IDwebhost