Glasgow Coma Scale

This neurological scale, along with the Revised Trauma Scale, is frequently obtained upon initial presentation to a hospital. The scale is an objective way of recording the conscious state of a patient. The scale measures best eye response (E), best verbal response (V), and best motor response (M). Further information is available at Wikipedia at The most commonly used version of this scale is actually a modification of the original scale, and has a low score of 3, and the highest score of 15.