Apgar Scoring

Scoring

  • Perform at 0 and 5 minutes
0 1 2
Appearance Blue Blue extremities Pink
Pulse Absent <100 >100
Grimace (reflex irritability) No response Grimace/weak cry to stimulation Cry or withdrawal to stimulation
Activity None Flexion Resistance
Respiration Absent Weak, gasping Strong cry

 

Intepretation

  • > 7 normal in general
  • < 3 critically low

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