APGARScore_GH - Scores below 5 indicate that the infant...

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LI: BARRY SMITH: APGAR score GINA HENDRICKS A score of 10 is very unusual, since almost all newborns lose 1 point for blue hands and feet, which is normal for the transitional phase after birth. A score of 8 or 9 is normal and indicates the newborn is in good condition. Any score lower than 8 indicates the child needs assistance.
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Unformatted text preview: Scores below 5 indicate that the infant needs immediate assistance in adjusting to his or her new environment. However, a child who has a low score at 1 minute and a normal score at 5 minutes should not have any long-term problems. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003402.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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