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    At one and five minutes after your baby is born, the attending health care provider will assess five vital areas of newborn health. The Apgar score uses measures of 0, 1, or 2 for each category, with the best possible total score equaling 10.


    • Heart Rate:
      a. Absent heartbeat = 0.
      b. Slow heartbeat (less than 100 beats per minute) = 1.
      c. Adequate heartbeat (more than 100 beats per minute) = 2.


    • Respiration:
      a. Not breathing = 0.
      b. Weak cry, irregular breathing = 1.
      c. Strong cry = 2.


    • Muscle Tone:
      a. Limp, flaccid = 0.
      b. Some flexing or bending = 1.
      c. Active motion = 2.


    • Response to Stimulation (also called Reflex Irritability)
      a. No response = 0.
      b. Grimace = 1.
      c. Vigorous cry or withdrawal = 2.


    • Color:
      a. Pale or blue = 0.
      b. Normal color body but blue extremities = 1.
      c. Normal color = 2.

    Results:

    A score of seven to 10 is normal and indicates the baby is in good condition. A score of 10 is very unusual. Almost all newborns lose one point for blue hands and feet.

    Any score less than seven indicates the baby needs assistance making the transition to life outside the womb. Health-care personnel should take appropriate action, for example, helping the infant breathe. The Apgar score may be repeated at 10 minutes and later to assess the effectiveness of the intervention or treatment.

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    serial apgar scores are.used to see the effectiveness of intervention i:e resuscitation......
    one need not waste time....in calculating the score....it is not used to decide which baby needs immediate intervention.
     

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    Thanks.Assessment of the newborn at the first moments of life.
     

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