Two scales are usually used in assessment of consciousness level, The Alert Verbal Painful Unresponsiveness (AVPU) scale and the Glasgow Coma Scale. The AVPU scale uses four simple categories (Alert; Verbal response; response to Pain; Unresponsive), but has not been studied in a large. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. Apr;31(2) doi: / Epub Jan How accurate is the AVPU scale in detecting neurological.

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Informed and asked the consent and enrolment, Interviewed caregivers for risk factors predictors ; all subjects were tracked to discharge or end of life: Retrieved from ” https: Battlefield documentation of tactical combat casualty care in Afghanistan.

In term of prognosis Factors: The AVPU scale is a rapid neurologic assessment scale commonly used by paramedics. When paralyse occures, there cohld be permernent damage scalf the brain tissues and it is difficult to recover.

Patients who were noted to be “unresponsive” on the AVPU scale were excluded.

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Glasgow score under 10 relates to paralyse. Procedures A descriptive study was prospectively candid and patients were monitored at the hospital vertically until discharge or death [ 12 ]. Glasgow score less than 10 and respiratosy disstress. Pediatric Infect Dis 1: Patients who have less than 10 points of GCS and paralyse are times more likely to be death or to have complications compare to the group without paralyse. A descriptive study was prospectively candid and patients were monitored at the hospital vertically until discharge or death [ 12 ].


AVPU – Wikipedia

It stands for a lert oriented to person, place and day ; responds to v erbal stimuli appropriate or inappropriate ; responds to p ainful stimuli localizes, withdraws or demonstrates decorticate or decerebrate neurological posturing ; or totally u nresponsive.

This section needs expansion with: In the hospital or long term healthcare facilities, caregivers may consider an AVPU score of less than A to be the patient’s normal baseline. Annals of Emergency Medicine. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. October 26, ; Published date: Mirsa Sfale found that the lower the Glasgow score is, the more change of convulsion occures The damage includes edema, buise, heamorrhage, necrotise, grey tissues.

Children with motor and mental retardation, and mental illnesses: The damage is severe and the chance xcale a fully recovery is poor. Vietnam is a developing country with tropical climate where infectious diseasesespecially encephalitis are common. Articles to be expanded from December All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes.

Vital signs for children at triage: The AVPU scale an acronym from “alert, voice, pain, unresponsive” is a system by which a health care professional can measure and record a patient’s level of consciousness. The risk of death and complications increases 50 times in the patients scwle glasgow under 10 and respiratosy disstress, and 19 times in the group glasgow score over 10 and respiratory disstress; and 4 time in the group with GCS over 10 without respitatory disstress.

In first aidan AVPU score of anything less than A is often considered an indication to get further help, as the patient is likely to be in need of more definitive care. The AVPU scale should be assessed using these three identifiable traits, looking for the best response of each. Figure 2 shows that patents with Glassgow scaler of fewer than 10 can have a higher risk of death and complications with a fairly high sensitivity Qvpu is a simplification of the Glasgow Coma Scalewhich assesses a patient agpu in three measures: Views Read Edit View history.


Use this AVPU scale to check their level of consciousness: Results 95 patients were diagnosed of encephalitis in a 6 month study period. You can help by adding to it.

Comparison of AVPU Scale and the Glasgow Coma Scale Score in Assessing Encephalitis in Children

Select your language of interest to view the total content in zcale interested language. First aid Emergency medicine. Data included presenting complaint, clinical discriminator, information on whether mobility was normal for age or not, respiratory rate, heart rate, temperature, level of consciousness on the AVPU scale indicating whether the patient is A–alert, V -only responding to verbal stimulus, P–only responding to painful stimulus, U–unresponsiveand whether physical trauma was present or not.

When patients have reduction of conciuousness levers and respiratory disstress not because of respiratory diseasesthe damage may develop in the center of respiratory. Visit for more related articles at Pediatric Infectious Diseases: