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What is the Apgar scale and what value is considered normal?
When are they performed?
Evaluate's a newborn's physical condition at 1, 5,and 10 if the 5 minute score is <7.
What does APGAR stand for?
- A: appearance (color)
- P: pulse (HR)
- G: grimace (reflexes)
- A: activity (muscle tone)
- R: respiratory (resp. effort)
How is "moro" and "rooting" done for protective reflexes?
Moro is done by grabbing both hands and letting go; detects alerness.
Rooting is done by swiping the newborn's cheek with a finger; the newborn should turn its head to that side stroked.
What 3 meds are administered to a newborn within the first 24 hours?
What is its purpose?
Vit K: blood clotting to prevent hemorrhage.
Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment: kills bacteria in eyes to prevent Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia conjuctivitis. Prevents blindness.
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