AVPU

Definitions

Medical

  • noun a method of rating if a person is conscious: A = alert; V = verbal, responding to verbal commands; P = pain, responding to pain; U = unconscious

Sports

  • noun a scale of responsiveness applied on a person who has suffered a head injury, namely alert, in which the person is fully conscious, Verbal, in which the patient responds to verbal stimuli, Pain, in which the patient responds to painful stimuli, and Unresponsive, in which the patient does not respond to any stimuli
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