Question 3#

According to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), a patient with a head injury score of 5 is classified as:

A. Mild
B. Moderate
C. Severe
D. Seizure

Correct Answer is D


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. For patients with a history of head trauma, classification is as follows: severe head injury if the GCS score is 3 to 8, moderate head injury if the Glasgow Coma Scale ( GCS) score is 9 to 12, and mild head injury if the GCS score is 13 to 15. Many patients present to emergency rooms and trauma bays with a history of TBI. A triage system must be used to maximize resource utilization while minimizing the chance of missing occult or progressing injuries.