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Newborn assessment

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Topic updated on 03/09/15 1:24pm

APGAR
  • Assesses newborn health 
    • Assessed 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth
  • APGAR score 
    • Appearance
    • Pulse
    • Grimace
    • Activity
    • Respiration
Birth weight
  • Low birth weight defined as < 2500g
  • Caused by 
    • Premature birth
    • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Associated with 
    • Acute complications 
      • Infections
      • Neonatal RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

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