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Document ID (ISN)110094
CIS number 09-1041
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schwerha J.J.
Title Alleged daytime somnolence in a professional driver: Approaching the fitness for duty determination
Bibliographic information Sep 2008, Vol.50, No.9, p.1086-1088. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) apnoea; drivers; work aptitude; sleep disturbances
Descriptors (secondary) case study; occupational medicine; medical treatment; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)