sleep apnea screening

Driver sleep apnea screening: FMCSA to issue clarification to medical examiners

Medical examiners in FMCSA’s registry will soon be receiving a bulletin from the agency to clarify current federal rules — or lack thereof — regarding screening and testing drivers for sleep apnea.

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Senate passes sleep apnea bill, president’s signature would make it law

The U.S. Senate passed last week the so-called sleep apnea bill, which would require that any action taken by FMCSA pertaining to sleep disorder screening come via formal rulemaking. The bill now moves on to President Obama for his signature.

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Sleep apnea bill clears House, awaits Senate approval

The bill that would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from solely issuing guidance relative to sleep disorder/apnea screening of truck drivers has passed in the House.

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Truckers for a Cause Chapter of A.W.A.K.E meeting

The Truckers for a Cause Chapter of A. W. A. K. E. is a patient support group for truck drivers with sleep apnea. It is part of the nationwide network of support groups organized by the American Sleep Apnea Association. The meeting will be held via conference call. The number is (712) 432 –5015, access code 350926. Steven Peters from Fisher-Paykel will be the speaker. , TFAC- A. W. A. K. E. information line (337) 513-4543.

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Roadside Medical + Lab to open 3 clinics

The medical clinics will be at Pilot Travel Centers in Oklahoma City; East St. Louis, Ill.; and Waco, Texas.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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