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Endgames onExamination Quiz

Glasgow coma scale

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 09 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d730

This week’s question is on the Glasgow coma scale and is taken from the onExamination revision questions for the FRCS general surgery exam.

Patient 1

A 40 year old man is involved in a head on collision while driving to work. In the resuscitation room he opens his eyes to pain, is mumbling inappropriately, and tries to stop the senior house officer putting a cannula in his arm.

Patient 2

A 50 …

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