The Apgar scoring system is used to assess newborn infants for depression of cardiopulmonary and neurological function. Scoring is done at 1 and 5 minutes after birth.
body pink, extremities blue
> 100 (will use >= 100)
reflex response to nose catheter
some flexion of extremities
Apgar score =
= SUM(points for all 5 parameters)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 10
• The lower the score the more profoundly affected the infant is, with scores under 5 considered serious.
• A low initial scores with no improvement in the 5 minute score is associated with neonatal problems including death.
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Purpose: To evaluate a newborn infant using the 1 minute and 5 minute Apgar scores.
Objective: clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage
ICD-10: P01, P02, P03,