Updated: 4/16/2021

Newborn Assessment

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APGAR
  • Assesses newborn health 
    • Assessed 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth
  • APGAR score  
    • Appearance
    • Pulse
    • Grimace
    • Activity
    • Respiration
Birth weight
  • Low birth weight is defined as < 2500g
    • risk factors          
      • premature birth
      • intrauterine growth restriction
    • complications         
      • infections
      • Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (NRDS)

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