How to test for level of consciousness and memory loss
- Ask the date, year and time as well as the names of all the people involved in the accident.
- Ask the person to recite both the months of the year and the days of the week backwards.
- Recite four digits and ask the victim to repeat them forward and backward. Ask again 5 minutes later. Ask for details about current events.
How to check for coordination
Ask the person to perform a series of simple tasks, such as walking in a straight line, buttoning a shirt and so on.