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NEWBORN ASSESSMENT & CAREEssentials of diagnosisApgar score at 1 and 5 minutes.Airway patency and adequacy of ventilation.Maintenance of infant temperature.Screening physical examination for life-threatening conditions.Determination of appropriateness for gestational age.Complete physical examination after infant is stabilized.Laboratory screening for disease.Discharge examination.General ConsiderationsThe most important assessments are airway patency and adequacy of ventilation.A second and more complete physical examination is performed within 24 hours of birth, given a stable delivery room course during which the infant is observed for stability of temperature and vital signs. The weight, length, and head circumference are carefully recorded and used to classify the neonate as large for gestational age (LGA), appropriate for gestational age (AGA), or small for gestati

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