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A NEW SCALE FOR EVALUATING OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS: FOUR SCORE
Şenay Karadağ Arlı
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksek Okulu, Hemşirelik, Ağrı, Türkiye
Keywords: Full Outline of Unresponsiveness Score, Glasgow Coma Scale, consciousness

Today, the most widely used scale for the assessment of neurological status is the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The limitations of the GCS include verbal response or difficulty in aphasic patients intubated. Full Outline of the unresponsiveness (FOUR) is a new coma scale that is recently proposed and not dependent on verbal response. This article will examine consciousness, levels of consciousness and a new Four Score scale that can be used to assess the level of awareness which may be of particular interest to intensive care and emergency nurses working in critical units.