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Apgar score


  0 1 2
(Appearance) Skin colour Cyanosis, pallor Peripheral cyanosis Pink
(Pulse) Heart Rate None <100 >100
(Grimace) Response to stimulus None Slight Good
(Activity) Muscle Tone Flaccid Moves limbs Good
Respiratory effort None Gasps Good
  • Score above 7 indicates good condition
  • Score <3 at one minute indicates active resuscitation needed
  • Score <7 at five minutes suggests perinatal asphyxia
 

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