What is APGAR Score | NursElet

Rupal Asodaria

Did you know about APGAR score?

It is a simple numerical assessment that rates how a baby is doing at birth.



APGAR represents:

Appearance - baby’s color
Pulse - heart rate
Grimace - reflexes
Activity - muscle tone
Respirations - respiratory effort


The test is generally done at 1 and 5 minutes after birth and may be repeated later if the score is and remains low. Scores of 7 and above are generally normal; 4 to 6, fairly low; and 3 and below are generally regarded as critically low and cause for immediate resuscitative efforts.


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