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APGAR Scoring for Newborns


A score is given for each sign at one minute and five minutes after the birth. If there are problems with the baby an additional score is given at 10 minutes. A score of 7-10 is considered normal, while 4-7 might require some resuscitative measures, and a baby with apgars of 3 and below requires immediate resuscitation.

Sign 0 Points 1 Point 2 Points

A

Activity (Muscle Tone)AbsentArms and Legs FlexedActive Movement

P

PulseAbsent Below 100 bpm Above 100 bpm

G

Grimace (Reflex Irritability)No Response GrimaceSneeze, cough, pulls away

A

Appearance (Skin Color) Blue-gray, pale all overNormal, except for extremitiesNormal over entire body

R

RespirationAbsentSlow, irregularGood, crying


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