General Scoring Systems for Assessment of Injured Patients

This micro skills course will review the scoring systems used in evaluation of the injured patient.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Surgeons of England

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Explain the purpose of using scoring systems in the injured patient;
  3. Describe the broad types of scoring system used, and give specific examples of each type including some advantages and limitations;
  4. Calculate a patient’s:;
  5. Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS);
  6. Injury Severity Score (ISS);
  7. Revised Trauma Score (RTS);
  8. Show awareness of Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) and literature

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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