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

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Dr. John Sheehy
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Sheehy
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