OB: Apgar Scoring Module From IU Emergency Response Training Institute With Additional Resources

As I remind occasional visitors, this blog and these posts are my peripheral brain (a way for me to remember and have a record of my medical studies).

The OB Clinic Online And Live Session from the IU’s Emergency Response Training Institute is an excellent basic course for all clinicians (physicians, nurses, NPs, PAs, EMTs, and paramedics).

This post consists of excerpts from the OB: Apgar Scoring module of the OB Clinic Course at IU’s Emergency Response Training Institute:

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Apgar Scoring Summary:

Each of the 5 components are scored from 0 to +2

The 5 components are:

  • A = Appearance (Color)
    • Blue all over = 0
    • Acrocyanosis (blue hands and feet) = 1
    • Pink all over = 2
  • P = Pulse (Heart Rate)
    • Heart Rate is absent = 0
    • Heart rate is < 100 = 1
    • Heart rate is > 100 = 2
  • G = Grimace (Response) is assessed by gently tapping the soles of a neonate’s feet to cause a response.
    • No response = 0
    • Grimacing = 1
    • Crying, sneeze, or cough = 2
  • A = Activity (Tone)
    • Flaccid = 0
    • Some tone = 1
    • Active motion = 2
  • R = Respiration
    • Not breathing = 0
    • Slow or irregular breathing = 1
    • Strong crying = 2

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