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    Today, 11:08 AM
    Ironside replied to a thread Bluetooth Streaming in Computers
    I don't have Bluetooth built into my PC's. However, I use a simple USB Bluetooth adapter which enables you to connect any Bluetooth device to the PC....
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    08-08-2017, 11:57 AM
    I'd love to know how much it costs Paravan to obtain the gel batteries that are used in the backup system. As part of their "protocol", these gel...
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    08-07-2017, 11:19 AM
    I am not going to continue to argue with you. It strikes me as if you are the kind of person who doesn't like it if somebody disagrees with you. ...
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    08-05-2017, 11:57 PM
    The nurse I was talking about is a community liaison charge nurse who works out of the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury in...
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    08-04-2017, 11:41 PM
    I was talking to one of the clinical nurses from the spinal-cord unit a while back about these alternating cushions. He was telling me that even...
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    08-03-2017, 01:29 PM
    There is no sign of redness or anything that looks like an infection in the wound, it was just the swab that detected something. Like you, I...
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    08-03-2017, 12:59 PM
    It will be four weeks tomorrow since I took to my bed. The problem I have is more related to moisture than a traditional pressure sore. Basically, in...
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    08-02-2017, 12:10 PM
    I think you should really concentrate on how comfortable you are. It's all very well thinking that you should be sitting up straight, however if you...
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    08-01-2017, 12:46 PM
    The companies who adapt vehicles will normally come up with all kinds of ingenious ways to operate controls. However, it's always scares the hell out...
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    07-29-2017, 10:51 AM
    When I was referring to people being antisocial with smartphones I was talking about people who insist on having them sitting on the table next to...
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    07-28-2017, 06:02 PM
    Sorry dude, I didn't realise you were in charge ;) I'm know the original poster is in the US, however, you can get special brackets that will...
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    07-28-2017, 11:42 AM
    Ironside replied to a thread Smart Check Roho in Equipment
    I would encourage Roho to develop the smart check so that it will work with a 5 inch custom-made Roho. I had hoped to have one, however, I was told...
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    07-28-2017, 11:35 AM
    Programming is not something I've ever really been that interested in. I've been messing around with websites for the last 12 years and for 10 of...
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    07-28-2017, 11:05 AM
    Ironside replied to a thread Smart Check Roho in Equipment
    If you feel that you have still got to perform a hand check with the smart check then there is little point in getting a smart check if you don't...
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    07-27-2017, 05:44 PM
    I had one fitted in 2009. I've been having a few issues in the last year or so. The problem normally happens when I get into bed in the evening....
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    07-27-2017, 11:38 AM
    If you are sitting in a tilt and recline wheelchair to think it's best to have absolutely no tilt whatsoever when you perform the hand check on the...
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    07-27-2017, 11:27 AM
    Ironside replied to a thread Smart Check Roho in Equipment
    Hi there Tom, Eventually all has been sorted now. However, it has been a bit of a marathon. I think there's been a lot of confusion on both...
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    07-27-2017, 11:03 AM
    If any of my tyres lose air pressure on my Mercedes sprinter van a light comes up on the dashboard telling me so. Why is it they can't do something...
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    07-27-2017, 11:00 AM
    What cushion were you on when you got your pressure sore? Did it start off with a red mark, or did it just appear from nowhere? Have you still...
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    07-26-2017, 10:08 PM
    Personally, smart phones are the most antisocial technology you can get. However, I do have one for emergencies when I'm driving. I have got an...
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    07-26-2017, 05:45 PM
    Okay, I can see what I've done now, I actually need the stethoscope as well in order to have the U-shaped piece of tubing. I'll have to send it back...
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    07-26-2017, 11:02 AM
    Ironside replied to a thread Smart Check Roho in Equipment
    There is another cushion that comes to mind that may help you and that is the Star Lock. You can get Star Lock cushions in a 5 inch version which...
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    07-25-2017, 10:58 AM
    I would imagine that the majority of us that use the Roho will all agree that it's an extremely efficient pressure relieving cushion. However, the...
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    07-25-2017, 10:41 AM
    Ironside replied to a thread Smart Check Roho in Equipment
    Are you sitting on a 4 inch Roho cushion? Have you ever considered asking Roho to make you a custom 5 inch version? That's what they did for me after...
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    07-23-2017, 07:10 PM
    I think I have found the main components to make one of these pressure gauges. All that is needed is a blood pressure gauge which can then be...
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    07-22-2017, 06:15 PM
    The pressure gauge should really act exactly the same as the one that you use to test car tyres. All you need to know is if the pressure of the...
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    07-21-2017, 12:59 PM
    Does anybody know if John is still around and if he is still producing the pressure gauges? I just sent him a message on Facebook but obviously...
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    07-17-2017, 08:41 PM
    Ironside replied to a thread Sore Skin Frustration in Care
    I think we have to be a little bit cautious before labelling something as a pressure ulcer. My problem area is right in the crease down around to the...
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18th May 1986
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