The apgar score rapidly assesses the condition of the newborn at birth and is a predictor of neonatal mortality. Using published evidence of its clinical reliability and validity, this article explores whether the apgar score serves all three measurement purposes equally well. Low apgar scores at 5 minutes in a low risk population. The apgar score is a method to quickly summarize the health of newborn children against. Apgar scores and magnetic resonance image scans were used to estimate the symptoms and brain damage. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in. Apgar score simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Birth is the first, shortest, most dangerous and eagerly anticipated journey of a human being. Virginia apgar devised a scoring system that was a rapid method of assessing the clinical status of the newborn infant at 1 minute of age and the need for prompt. Familiograma, ecomapa y apgar familiar by jose jesus hidalgo.
This file is licensed under the creative commons attributionshare alike 3. Pdf the apgar score and infant mortality researchgate. Pdf to evaluate if the apgar score remains pertinent in contemporary practice after more than 50 years of wide use. Virginia apgar and evaluation of the newborn infant medind. She was an anesthesiologist, and created the score to measure how babies were affected by anesthesia given to their mothers during childbirth today, the apgar score is very commonly used by doctors, nurses, midwives, emergency medical technicians. A proposal for a new method of evaluation of the newborn infant pdf. Since introduced, the apgar score has remained the most widespread predictor for neonatal morbidity and mortality.541 1094 1370 1028 72 484 1342 89 537 676 1216 768 486 1147 454 1450 1507 947 244 394 129 967 1327 364 136 109 224 1085 588 243 588 157 744 1184 32 10 546 93 403