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  Clinical Calculators - Apgar Score  
     
 

After drying a new-born baby, the Apgar score is used in the initial assessment of the well-bing of the neonate. It is repeated at 5 minutes and 10 minutes after birth.

You must give information about all five assessments - pulse, respirations, muscle tone, colour and suction - in order to determine an Apgar score for this neonate.

  Pulse:      
    >100  
    <100  
    0  
         
  Respirations:      
    Strong cry  
    Slow, irregular  
    None  
         
  Muscle tone:      
    Active  
    Limb flexion  
    Absent  
         
  Colour:      
    Pink  
    Blue limbs  
    All blue or white  
         
  On suction:      
    Coughs well  
    Depressed cough  
    No response  
         
         
       
         

 
     
   
   
   
 

 

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