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What is the most important thing on apgar score to be concerned about?

What is the most important thing on apgar score to be concerned about?

Pulse&resp effort: Pulse, resp. Effort, tone, color and reflex irritability the 5 items that are scored. This is a way to measure the baby's ability to adapt to the extrauterine enviornmet. Anything over 7 is good and the 5 min # is most impt. Pulse and respiratory effort are the most impt part of the score. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


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How many areas of a newborn's health are checked in the Apgar score?

How many areas of a newborn's health are checked in the Apgar score?

APGAR: 5 areas: The apgar score stands for: Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration. more details on the apgar score (usually give twice after birth, at 1 and 5 minutes of age) can be found here: http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_center/q_a/apgar.html ...Read more

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What is the 'apgar' score of a person? How do I find mine?

What is the 'apgar' score of a person? How do I find mine?

Newborn well being: The apgar score was devised by dr. Virginia apgar to asses the well being of newborns. It is an acronym for (appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration). The apgar score is designed to help identify newborns that need immediate medical care. It is not designed to make long term projections on one's health. So, no real need except curiosity to find yours. ...Read more

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What is an apgar score? What is the highest score the baby could have received?

What is an apgar score? What is the highest score the baby could have received?

Help rating: This was a general rating developed and named for Virginia APGAR, an early neonatologist.Appearance (color) Pulse (rate),Grimmice(responce to stimulis) Activity(spontaneous movement Respiratory (effort)Each factor is scored 0/1/2 with 10 as the top score for all 5 together.This is used as a "how much do you need to help" guide.Low score requires the most work to get baby going. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What innovations arose from virginia apgar's invention of the apgar score?

Apgar's score: The Apgar's score is a way to evaluate effective resuscitation of newborns, based on it asphyxiated (depressed) neonates are diagnosed for many years and most recently for last few years, it has been used with other tools to identify those who are candidates for hypothermia treatment to prevent further brain injury. ...Read more

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What is an apgar score? Are they grading babies from birth?

What is an apgar score? Are they grading babies from birth?

APGAR: Virginia apgar was an early researcher in neonatal work & a scoring system was developed using letters in her name to help classify the activity of newborns (&if & how fast drs ought to be helping.) a=appearance; p=pulse rate;g=grimmice, a= activity, r= respiratory effort. It is commonly recorded in a newborn record & filed away. It has little value after the first few minutes.Low scores=bad start. ...Read more

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What aspects of health are taken into account when determining a newborn's Apgar score?

APGAR: Apgar score developed to asses newborn in delivery room and transition to life outside mother's uterus It is a subjective tool relays on skin color, heart rate, breathing effort, baby' s reflexes and tone ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the apgar score?

What is the purpose of the apgar score?

APGAR: Virginia apgar was an early researcher in neonatal work & a scoring system was developed using letters in her name to help classify the activity of newborns (&if & how fast drs ought to be helping.) a=appearance; p=pulse rate;g=grimmice, a= activity, r= respiratory effort. It is commonly recorded in a newborn record & filed away. It has little value after the first few minutes.Low scores=bad start. ...Read more

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What is an apgar score at 1 vs 5 minutes?

What is an apgar score at 1 vs 5 minutes?

Agpar score: The apgar score is a number from 0 to 10 to indicate the condition of a baby during the first minutes at birth. It is given at one, 5 and 10 minutes after birth. The higher the number, the healthier and more normal a baby is. Babies with potential problems usually score under 5. The lower the score is, the more aggressive the treatment will be, e.g., initiation of cpr. ...Read more

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What is the 'apgar' score of a person? I don't think I had one.

APGAR: Virginia apgar was an early researcher in neonatal work & a scoring system was developed using letters in her name to help classify the activity of newborns (&if & how fast drs ought to be helping.) a=appearance; p=pulse rate;g=grimmice, a= activity, r= respiratory effort. It is commonly recorded in a newborn record & filed away. It has little value after the first few minutes.Low scores=bad start. ...Read more

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Apgar (Definition)

The apgar score was devised in 1952 by the eponymous dr. Virginia apgar as a simple and repeatable method to quickly and summarily assess the health of newborn children immediately after birth. Apgar was an anesthesiologist who developed the score in order to ascertain the effects of ...Read more


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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more