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First recorded Glasgow Coma Score (total) measured at the scene of injury.
- Utilize only if total score is available without component scores.
- Used to auto-generate an additional calculated field: Revised Trauma Score - EMS (adult & pediatric).
- If the patient is transferred to your facility with no EMS run sheet from the scene of injury, record as Not Known/Not Recorded.
- If a patient does not have a numeric GCS recorded, but with documentation related to their level of consciousness such as “AAOx3”, “awake alert and oriented”, or “patient with normal mental status”, interpret this as GCS of 15 IF there is not other contraindicating documentation.
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