Sunday, January 30, 2011

Words To Express Baby Arrival

routine procedures in newborns (III)

Apgar score

This is one of the most innocuous routines that represent the health of our baby at birth (evaluates the tolerance of the newborn at birth process), five minutes (evaluates evaluates the level of adaptability of the newborn to the environment) and sometimes up to 10 minutes later.

Named after its inventor, the Dr. Virginia Apgar, an anesthesiologist, who in 1952 proposed to standardize the response of newborns to five clinical parameters. This method has been in use worldwide during the past 50 years and has managed to reduce mortality and disease as it is an immediate assessment of the state of our baby.

criteria are seen as skin color, heart rate, reflexes, muscle tone and breathing. Each parameter is assigned a score between 0 and 2, adding the five scores to obtain the test result.

If the result is 8 10 points indicates that the baby is fine. If
4 to 6, indicates that something is not quite right and requires immediate action.
If less than 4, you need emergency care and life support or medication.

The word can be used to remember the evaluated criteria: Appearance, Pulse, Gesturing, Activity and Respiration


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