Less than 100/min
More than 100/min
Bending of some limbs
Grimace and cough
Table 2-1. APGAR scoring system.
7 - 10 points
Baby is in excellent condition
5 - 7 points
Newborn is mildly depressed
Lower than 5 points
Newborn is severely depressed
Table 2-2. Meaning of an APGAR score.
2-16. RESUSCITATION OF A NEWBORN
Follow these steps to resuscitate a newborn.
a. Suction the baby's airway.
b. Lay the baby on its side with its head lower than the body.
c. Snap your index finger against the bottom of its feet. If there is no response,
continue as follows:
Apply gentle mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation.
(2) Continue resuscitation until the baby's breathing starts, then administer
oxygen to the infant.
Apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation if there is no pulse.
(4) Continue cardiopulmonary resuscitation until the baby breathes or is