A 44-year-old female involved in a downhill skiing crash with an obvious head injury is brought to the ED. Her vital signs are heart rate 125, blood pressure 100/60, and respiratory rate 14 breaths/min. She opens her eyes to voice, is moaning, and appears to withdraw from painful stimuli. What is this patient’s Glasgow coma score?
The patient’s Glasgow coma score is 9 based on a score of 3 for opening her eyes to voice, a score of 2 for verbal moaning, and a score of 4 for motor with withdrawal from pain.