Virginia Apgar invented the Apgar score in 1952 as a method to quickly
summarize the health of newborn children. Apgar was an anesthesiologist who ...
The very first test given to your newborn, the Apgar score occurs right after your
baby's birth in the delivery or birthing room.
The APGAR test is an assessment of overall newborn well being. The APGAR
test is done after delivery and scores are recorded one to five minutes from birth.
Find out how doctors use the Apgar scoring system to evaluate your newborn's
Abstract. The Apgar score provides an accepted and convenient method for
reporting the status of the newborn infant immediately after birth and the
response to ...
Nov 16, 2015 ... Read how an Apgar score is calculated, when it's determined, and what the score
means for the neonate. The tool assesses a newborn's ...
What is the Apgar score? The Apgar score is a simple, painless and effective
check used by midwives and doctors to assess your newborn's health.
Nov 13, 2014 ... At one-minute, a baby's APGAR score indicates to a doctor (or midwife) how well
the baby tolerated the process of birth. At five minutes, the ...
A doctor, midwife, or nurse will assign your newborn an Apgar score based on
these five criteria. Each one is scored from 0 to 2, with a total of 10 possible
The Apgar score, comprising HR, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability,
and color, has been used as a prognostic indicator in newborns. Apgar scores ...