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Newborn

Newborn reflexes and Apgar Scores

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Newborn is supine, head is turned to one side. In response, the extremities on the same side straighten and the opposite side flexes. Tonic neck reflex
Elicited when the newborn is startled by a loud noise or lifted slightly and suddenly lowered. In response, straightens arms and hands outward and the knees flex. Moro reflex
Elicited when the side of the newborn's cheek is touched. In response, turns toward that side and opens lips to suck. Rooting reflex
This reflex is more pronounced at birth and is lost in 4 to eight weeks. Occurs when the newborn is held upright. Stepping reflex
The newborn holds an object or finger firmly enough to be lifted momentarily from the crib. Palmer grasping reflex
True or False: There are 4 signs for Apgar Scoring: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone and reflex response False
True or False: If the Apgar score is less than 7 at 5 minutes, the scoring should be repeated every 5 minutes up to 20 minutes. True
(Apgar Scoring)What would you score the newborn if he cries when you flick the soles of his feet? Score of 2
(Apgar Scoring)What would you score the newborn if thee extremities are blue and the body is pink? Score of 1
(Apgar Scoring)What would you score the newborn that is flaccid at 1 minute? Score of 0
(Apgar Scoring) What would you score the newborn if the heart rate is 90/min. at 5 minutes after birth? Score of 1
(Apgar Scoring) What would you score the newborn if the heart rate is >100? Score of 2
(Apgar Scoring) What would you score the newborn if there is some flexion? Score of 1
(Apgar Scoring) What would you score the newborn if there is a grimace? Score of 1
Created by: CCBCMDNursing218