APGAR Rating Score Formula - Pediatrics Calculators


The acronym APGAR stands for:

* A: Appearance (Skin color)
* P: Pulse (Heart rate)
* G: Grimace (Reflex irritability)
* A: Activity (Muscle tone)
* R: Respiration(Respiratory effort)

The care test is generally done on a newborn child at one and five minutes after birth, and may be repeated later if the score is and remains low.
If Score is,
* < 3 critically low
* 4 - 6 fairly low
* 7 - 10 generally normal
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