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Glascow Coma Scale

July 1, 2009

Anatomy and Physiology of the human body can differ from individual to individual. Computerized notations do not always allow for these variances. The example I would like to expand upon is neurological exams. The Glascow Coma Scale can be depicted in a computerized screen very well. However, it does not allow you to expand on the neuro state that happens to fall in between the number scale. I always have to go to a narrative note to explain orientation or insert patient sentences to explain their orientation level. While computer charting is easy to read than the human hand written notes, it can only chart a definite range. There are no in between allowances.

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