How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
© Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Apgar Scoring

 

Sign

0 points

1 point

2 points

A

Activity
(Muscle tone)

limp

limbs flexed

active movement

P

Pulse
(heart rate)

absent

< 100 /min

> 100 /min

G

Grimace
(response to smell or foot slap)

absent

grimace

cough or sneeze (nose)
cry and withdrawal of foot (foot slap)

A

Appearance
(color)

blue

body pink
extremities blue

pink all over

R

Respiration
(breathing)

absent

irregular
weak crying

good strong cry

The total Apgar score is the sum of the scores for the five signs.

 

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January 28, 2003