Reaction Level Scale (RLS85)
Scale to evaluate the neurologic status of patients after head trauma or neurosurgery.
|1||Alert, with no delay in response (responds without stimulus).|
|2||Drowsy or confused, but responds to light stimulation.|
Very drowsy or confused, but responds to strong stimulation.
Unconscious; localizes (moves a hand towards) a painful stimulus but does not ward it off.
|5||Unconscious; makes withdrawing movements following a painful stimulus.|
Unconscious; stereotypic flexion movements following painful stimuliery.
|7||Unconscious; stereotypic extension movements following painful stimuli.|
|8||Unconscious; no response to painful stimuli.|
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