The Apgar Score.

Published

Journal Article

The Apgar score provides an accepted and convenient method for reporting the status of the newborn infant immediately after birth and the response to resuscitation if needed. The Apgar score alone cannot be considered as evidence of, or a consequence of, asphyxia; does not predict individual neonatal mortality or neurologic outcome; and should not be used for that purpose. An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists encourage use of an expanded Apgar score reporting form that accounts for concurrent resuscitative interventions.

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Cited Authors

  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS COMMITTEE ON FETUS AND NEWBORN, ; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS COMMITTEE ON OBSTETRIC PRACTICE,

Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 819 - 822

PubMed ID

  • 26416932

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26416932

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2015-2651

Language

  • eng