190 – Infancy of the newborn test – Virginia Apgar

Posted by  Anecdote International —September 8, 2023
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

The quality of a good question can create insight. Join Shawn and Mark as they discuss the life saving simplicity and humble beginnings of the Apgar Test.

Welcome back to a new Anecdotally Speaking episode.

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Tags: Good questions, Simplicity, Influence, life saver

This story starts at 2:02

The value of good questions

First 24 hrs highest risk for newborns

1953 Virginia Apgar obstetric anesthesiologist

5 things to check – heart rate, respiration, reflex, muscle tone and colour (0, 1 or 2 for each)

7 or less could be trouble

Apgar test still used today

Reduced infant mortality

Systematic assessment

APGAR – Appearance Pulse Grimace Activity Respiration

Small, simple things make a big difference

Insight came after being asked the question

V was a professor – this influenced the application of change/process

Examples and events are so vital to telling good stories

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