|Document ID (ISN)||110094|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Alleged daytime somnolence in a professional driver: Approaching the fitness for duty determination
||Sep 2008, Vol.50, No.9, p.1086-1088. 10 ref.
||09-1041.pdf [in English]
||In 2006, a task force of occupational and environmental physicians published consensus recommendations for screening and evaluating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in commercial motor vehicle operators. OSA is a common and serious sleep disorder associated with daytime psychomotor impairment, as well as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This article illustrates the use of the task force's recommendations to guide the fitness for duty evaluation of a school bus driver referred due to somnolence at work, his subsequent treatment and safe return to work.
||apnoea; drivers; work aptitude; sleep disturbances
||case study; occupational medicine; medical treatment; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)