A neonatal nurse assesses a premature newborn baby using the Apgar score. All of the following assessments are given a score EXCEPT

  • grimace.
  • pulse.
  • activity.
  • rooting.
  • appearance.
Number 4 is correct.
The Apgar score stands for assessments of activity, pulse, grimace, appearance, and respirations. It is scored on a 0 – 10 scale, at 1 minute after birth and again at 5 minutes after birth. Rooting is not considered in the Apgar score.