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Training Module: Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Equipment

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Tare: to set the weight of the scale at ‘zero’ when a weight (person) is on the scale. Another person, in this case, the infant, can then be added and the weight of the infant read directly from the scale.

Zeroed: being sure that when there is nothing being weighed that a scale registers zero.