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What innovations arose from virginia apgar's invention?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Standardization
With her observations, Virginia Apgar began to build a way to standardize the research on the efforts needed to sustain or support babies in the immediate newborn period.
How quickly and how much effort (stimulation, heart compression,breathing assistance) was required to save babies. It also quickly became the guide for all practitioners to guide their efforts during this event.

In brief: Standardization
With her observations, Virginia Apgar began to build a way to standardize the research on the efforts needed to sustain or support babies in the immediate newborn period.
How quickly and how much effort (stimulation, heart compression,breathing assistance) was required to save babies. It also quickly became the guide for all practitioners to guide their efforts during this event.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Newborn well being
The apgar score (appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration) is a simple measure to quickly asses the health of a newborn just after delivery.
The goal of the apgar was to identify newborns who needed more immediate medical care.

In brief: Newborn well being
The apgar score (appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, respiration) is a simple measure to quickly asses the health of a newborn just after delivery.
The goal of the apgar was to identify newborns who needed more immediate medical care.
Dr. Christopher Abel
Dr. Christopher Abel
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