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How Electricity & Shock Affects The Body

Electrical safety is paramount when your an experimenting radio amateur operator. What is electrocution? How does it differ from an electric shock? How does this all affect the heart? What else do you need to be aware of?

Dr Kevin Johnston VK4UH discusses Electrical Safety – from a Medical not an engineering perspective!

Dr Kevin is a Specialist Anaesthetist from Brisbane, he trained in the UK, he has held several academic university positions teaching both undergrad and post grad medical trainees. He has had a lifelong passion for Radio and Electronics and has held an amateur radio licence for over 50 years with interests in long-distance Microwave Propagation and Meteor Scatter and is the current president of the Brisbane VHF Group.

This presentation was recorded at the Tassie Ham Conference 2022 👉

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0:00 What is dangerous?
2:28 Electrocution definition
5:52 What is an electric shock?
7:22 Effects of electricity on the body
11:44 Pacemakers & the heart
18:14 War of the Currents history 1880
22:38 Current (not voltage)
26:07 Using electricity for medical intervention
30:06 How pacemakers work
39:02 Learn CPR and have an AED!

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