GCS – Practice Questions

This is not a pop quiz or anything like, but I just found this website helpful when I was trying to nail down my GCS scoring memorization for my ATLS exam

GCS Quiz – Name the score for the patient
(a few sample problems are given below)

As a reminder…
GCS Scale for Adults. GCS Scale for Peds


1. Infant, withdraws when you touch them, cries a lot but can be consoled, interacts inappropriately, and opens their eyes when you speak to them.

2.Infant, opens its eyes spontaneously, withdraws from pain, and cries a lot, interacting inappropriately with others around it.

3.Adult, moves their hand away when you apply pressure to the nail bed. The patient can make words but not form sentences. They open their eyes to pain, but not to speech.



1. 12 – M5 V4 E3

2. 12 – M4 V4 E4

3. 9 – M4 V3 E2


About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on June 19, 2011, in Emergency Medicine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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