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Newborn Pa

Newborn Pa

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Published by: marie on Jun 27, 2012
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Physical Examination and AssessmentOf The Newborn
 
 APGAR SCORING SYSTEM
Developed in 1950s
Cardiopulmonarystatus
Dr. Virginia Apgar
1 minute after birth
5 minutes after birth
5 parameters
 A = Appearance (skincolor)
P = Pulse (heart rate)
G = Grimace (reflex irritability)
 A = Activity (muscletone)
R= Respiration
(respiratory effort)
 
Criteria for Apgar Scoring
Category0 Points1 Point2 Points
Heart Rate Absent Under 100 Over 100RespiratoryEffortAbsentIrregular, Weak Crying, VigorousMuscle ToneFlaccid, LimpSome flexionActive flexion,good motionReflex IrritabilityUnresponsiveFrown/Grimace w/ stimulation Active motion-cry, cf. sneezeSkin ColorCyanosisAcrocyanosisCompletelyPink 

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