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What is the 'apgar' score of a person? I don't think I had one.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: APGAR
An apgar score is a score that is given to a newborn at 1 and 5 minutes of age.
The score is based on the infants color (a= appearance), heart rate (p=pulse), facial grimace (g= grimace), muscle tone (a=activity), and respirations (r=respirations). Each of the 5 categories can have a score of 0, 1 or 2 so the lowest score is 0 and the highest is 10. Most babies have a score >6 at 5 minutes.

In brief: APGAR
An apgar score is a score that is given to a newborn at 1 and 5 minutes of age.
The score is based on the infants color (a= appearance), heart rate (p=pulse), facial grimace (g= grimace), muscle tone (a=activity), and respirations (r=respirations). Each of the 5 categories can have a score of 0, 1 or 2 so the lowest score is 0 and the highest is 10. Most babies have a score >6 at 5 minutes.
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