Responds to noxious stimuli
Does not respond to pain
Loss of either arousability or cognition:
Loss of arousal
Arousal is primarily a brainstem func...
No spontaneous eye opening
Lack of response to painful stimuli
No motor activity
Regular cardiorespiratory function
Airway management if loss of airway patency
Endotracheal intubation if no response to coma cocktail
Dextrose or Dextrostix
Look for signs of an underlying caus...
Rapid medical stabilization
Neuroimaging for structural lesions
Metabolic and toxicologic assessment
Identification of unusual causes of coma
Dischargeable patients require period of E...
Glauser J. Coma: A systematic approach to patient evaluation and management 2008. Available at http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Coma+A+Systematic+Approach+to+Patient+Evaluation+and+Ma...
R40.20 Unspecified coma
R40.244 Oth coma, w/o Glasgow coma scale score, or w/part score report
R40.2110 Coma scale, eyes open, never, unspecified time
R40.2120 Coma scale, eyes...
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