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How to Read the Lines on a Heart Monitor

You may not be a cardiologist, but you can glean a certain amount of information from the lines on an electrocardiogram (EKG). Still, it’s important to leave the true reading and diagnosis to trained healthcare providers whose profession it is to detect abnormal sinus rhythms. Deciphering peaks and valleys Compare your EKG to the normal […]



How to Read a First Response EPT

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG levels in […]



How to Read Electrical Blueprints

When an architect designs a new project, he works with engineers and consultants to create a complete set of blueprints. One section of these drawings, the electrical blueprints, shows how the electrical system of the building is to be constructed. These plans show receptacles, light switches, wires, light fixtures and any other items that need […]



What Does a Normal EKG Reading Look Like?

EKC or ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a recorded visual representation of the electrical impulses in the heart that make it beat. Physicians use EKGs to diagnose potential illness within the heart. This depends on observing deviations from the normal EKG reading, which is used as a baseline for diagnosis. EKG Electrodes Normal Sinus […]



How to Read Brain MRI Results

A magnetic resonance imaging machine, or MRI, takes cross-section pictures of the brain from the front, top and side to provide a complete picture of the brain through “slice” images. Reading the images presented in a brain MRI is not difficult, but does require a comprehensive understanding of the brain’s anatomy. An anatomy book provides […]



How to Read a Carpenter’s Ruler

One of the basic tools in any construction or remodeling project is the measuring tape. Understanding how to read it will be the knowledge that you will use more than any other skill learned in the industry. From the beginning of the age when man started constructing shelters to protect himself from the elements, he […]



How to Read Harp Music

Music written for the harp is written on the grand staff, which encompasses both treble and bass clefs, and uses a numbering system to indicate which fingers are to be used to play specific notes. Since there is only a small percentage of songs arranged for harp in commercial sheet music, many harp players will […]



How to Take an Infant’s Blood Pressure Reading

If your child was born premature, had a stay in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit or has had RSV or any other illness that can affect his blood pressure level, you may be asked to measure your baby’s blood pressure. Taking a baby’s blood pressure can be hard because babies squirm and the process is […]



How to Read Weather Radar

Weather radar, also referred to as Doppler radar, is a useful tool in forecasting weather. It is also useful to the typical person because it can let them know if and when bad weather will affect them. Forecasters use radar to determine when to issue weather watches and warnings, and storm chasers use it to […]



How to Read a Wedding Scripture

If a couple has asked you read scripture in their wedding ceremony, consider yourself honored. It means they want to show their wedding guests that you hold a special place in their hearts. If you have never read scripture at a wedding or do not know how to read a wedding scripture, there are a […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills

When they start college students often feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading they are expected to do¡ªand many stay that way throughout their college career. That¡¯s unfortunate because there are methods to improve college reading skills that make it easier and faster to handle the load. If you want to improve college reading g […]



How to Speed-Read

Since so much of what we do involves reading, it’s natural to want to read as quickly and efficiently as possible. By practicing a few simple techniques, you can actually do a rather speedy job of learning to speed-read. Assess Your Current Reading Skills Choose two consecutive pages of material that is new but similar […]