1550: Newborn

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  1. 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.
  2. What does APGAR stand for?
    • A: appearance (color)
    • P: pulse (HR)
    • G: grimace (reflexes)
    • A: activity (muscle tone)
    • R: respiratory (resp. effort)
  3. 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.
  4. What 3 meds are administered to a newborn within the first 24 hours?

    What is its purpose?
    Vit K: blood clotting to prevent hemorrhage.

    HepB: 

    Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment: kills bacteria in eyes to prevent Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia conjuctivitis. Prevents blindness.

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