Upon the delivery of a newborn, the APGAR score of the child within the first minute was five, this means:


•An infant scoring 5 means that the condition is guarded and a may need clearing of the airway and/or supplementary oxygen.

•An infant scoring below 4 is considered critical and may need resusicitation.

•A score of 7 to 10 is considered good, indicating that the baby doesn’t need clearing of airways.

•The APGAR is assesed at 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth.

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