Oops... I know that, I guess I,m just dyslexic. I can't seem to edit my original post now, doh!First off, it's GCS.
"Best motor response (M)
That helps a lot! Thanks!DeCORticate = towards the core.
Localizes pain = Makes an reasonable attempt to stop whatever is causing the pain. For example, swatting away a hand doing a sternal rub.
Withdraws from pain = Not as direct as the above. Pulls away from pain but doesn't make a direct action to stop the source.
Does that make sense? That's my overly simplified, running on 4 hours of sleep along with working a 13 hour shift from hell, explanation of it.
Interesting. Thanks for the help!I always remembered it as the difference between an appropriate response to pain vs. inappropriate response to pain. Some articles I've read got into so much details that in order for the patient to get a 5, they'd have to be able to cross over midline and/or their clavicle. It's like a fly landing on your shoulder, you use the contralateral (opposite side) arm to smack it off. Same thing when you do the trapezius pinch.... Those articles usually advise against sternal rub because of how long it takes and difficulty between distinguishing between the two special postures (decorticated and decerebtrated postures). Another one that I read was on paramedicine.com, and the author where it's command (6), IN (5), OUT (4), IN (special posture - decorticated) (3), OUT (special posture - decerebrated posture) (2), no response (1). There's another article on theemtspot.com also, but I don't recall the details of it.