Blantyre Coma Scale
Using the scale
The score assigned by the Blantyre Coma Scale is a number from 0 to 5. The score is determined by adding the results from three groups: Motor response, verbal response, and eye movement.
The minimum score is 0 which indicates poor results while the maximum is 5 indicating good results. All scores under 5 are considered abnormal.
0 - Fails to watch or follow
Best motor response
1 - Withdraws limb from painful stimulus
0 - No response or inappropriate response
Best verbal response
1 - Moan or abnormal cry with pain
0 - No vocal response to pain
- ↑ "Blantyre Coma Scale for Young Children". http://www.medal.org/visitor/www%5CActive%5Cch17%5Cch17.01%5Cch17.01.03.aspx.
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