The Reaction Level Scale (RLS 85)

@article{Starmark2005TheRL,
  title={The Reaction Level Scale (RLS 85)},
  author={J. -E. Starmark and Daniel St{\aa}lhammar and Eva Holmgren},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2005},
  volume={91},
  pages={12-20}
}
The Reaction Level Scale (RLS 85) is a “coma scale” for the direct assessment of overall reaction level in patients with acute brain disorders. It is devised for reliable use even in the management of patients who are difficult to assess, such as intubated patients and patients with swollen eyelids. We here present the manual of the RLS 85 and the guidelines for its use. The underlying concepts as well as limitations are outlined. Condensed information of known reliability and validity is… CONTINUE READING

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