Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Glasgow Coma Scale - a useful tool we don't really want to use?

I was reviewing the Iphone Glasgow Coma Scale app last night at a Java U coffee shop in Montreal, Canada. There was a hockey game playing on television. The Montreal Canadians who won 4-1 against the Boston Bruins, lost something greater than a game, they may have lost a great player. Max Pacioretty lost consciousness at the scene and was rushed to the hospital. The incident was played down in the media, but what do you think was the severity of his injury? You can watch the video [here].   More information can be found [here]. Photograph by: John Kenney, The Gazette.


  1. I haven't found the Glascow Coma scale that useful in general. Physicians like it but I haven't found its worth the trouble. We have better tools to assess for TBI.
    Retired Army Psychologist

  2. Thanks for your comment. A neuropsychologist on the rehab listserv said pretty much the same thing. He pointed me in the direction of the scat-2. I'll certainly be on the lookout for new and better tools for this website.