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What is an apgar test for babies? how does it work?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Quick assessment: Virginia Apgar, an early neonatologist described a rapid assessment score using the letters of her name.Appearance (collor), pulse (rate), grimace (response to stimulus), activity (spontaneous), respiratory(effort). Each feature scored 0-2 gave a scale of how fast or much needed to be done for baby to help them get going. Low score, lots, high score, nothing.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2014
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