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by Appin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Assessing your risk
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Assessing your risk

The risk rating is meant for deciding if you could go to work in combination with an occupational health physician assessment so it is only an estimate.

For what its worth I would still avoid people. (Asthmatic children so I am cautious).

Appin
by Appin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Assessing your risk
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Assessing your risk

Dear all, Not sure if this has already been posted but it is useful. ALAMA is the Association of Local Authority Medical Advisors. They have developed a way looking a an individuals risk of serious Covid. Basically you add or subtract from your age using a list of risk factors such as sex ethnicity ...
by Appin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Strawberries

This is really weird for me. When I was about 8 yrs old we had a mad science teacher who came in periodically to my primary school. One of his lessons was on strawberry growing. His basic point still sticks with me nearly 50 yrs later. Strawberry plants have a natural 3 year cycle. So when runners a...
by Appin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list
Replies: 24
Views: 925

Re: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list

Just a thought on the how far do you go / whats the point in a Pulse oximeter discussion. Even in current times being able to give more information to the amulance service if you call them will help. It is becoming well recognised that some people with Covid have very low oxygen levels but still see...
by Appin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list
Replies: 24
Views: 925

Re: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list

A couple of thoughts Nexium or similar for severe indigestion. Available over the counter in Asda. Much more effective than simple antacids If you have the cash and I agree not cheap a pulse oximeter which gives a measure of the bloods saturation with oxygen. They are now used outinely to assess how...
by Appin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Feuerhand 276
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Feuerhand 276

These people do Lamps including Feuerhand thye also do the replacement parts.

http://www.hurricanelamps.co.uk/elitehurricanelamps.htm

Appin
by Appin
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 5772

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

For those thinking about doing the Intermediate Licence don't worry it is a bit harder than the Foundation but not too bad.I did physics both a "O" level and "A" level. Intermediate does not need even O level type skills.( GCSE for youngsters) The Advanced / Full licence is abeat and is stretched an...
by Appin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: First aid training
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: First aid training

GTN patches are getting rarer thank heavens but yup shocked one and got away with it. Problem is they make the things flesh coloured so they don't show up! For those who want to get the risk in perspective if I call GTN (glyceryl trinitrate) by its old name nitroglycerine! Just think of all the old ...
by Appin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: First aid training
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: First aid training

Hi any , Sounds like an interesting situation well handled. I know what you mean about getting people to direct incoming support. One suggestion. Don't use a "space blanket". They don't mix well with defibs. Better now as they are mylar on both sides with the metal in the middle so in theory they sh...
by Appin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Antennas relocated
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Antennas relocated

Aiming to install an HF band antenna called a W3EDP. In reality it is 25.6m ( 84 ft) long wire draped over the roof with a 5.2 m counterpoise. This will run in the gutter on the opposite side and run into an ATU. The design has been around for decades. If you are trying to conceal a antenna there is...