How Can Test Mary 's Brain Injury?

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In this paper, I will be discussing ways to test Mary’s brain injury. Mary obtained her brain inju-ry by diving in a pool and hitting her head. Mary was shortly removed from the pool and sent to the hospital by the ambulance. Mary was unconscious for quite a while, but the next day re-gained consciousness. However, with the Glascow Coma Scale, Mary’s injuries will be tested and below you will find out how. In neropsychology, there are many assessments and tests such as the Glascow Coma Scale, the NAART, the Weschler WTAR, all of these and more can be used to assess Mary’s premorbid abilities and compare them to after her accident. In the Glascow Coma Scale, one of the assessed on the following functions, eye opening, verbal response, and motor response (Tsdale, Jennett. 1974). Eye opening can be spontaneous, to the sound of a voice, and response to pain, or not at all (Tsdale, Jennett. 1974). Verbal response can be normal conversation, disorientated conversation, words, but not coherent, no words, only sounds, or none at all (Tsdale, Jennett. 1974). Motor response can be normal, localized to pain, withdrawal to pain, abnormal posture, or none (Tsdale, Jennett. 1974). The Glascow Scale (GCS) is a common tool used to determine brain injury. The GCS can be used to measure the severity of a TBI. The test is simple, reliable, and shows outcome following severe brain injury (Tsdale, Jennett. 1974). The GCS is so simple, it can be used by EMT’s at the scene of the injury, in the
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