Types of Color Vision Tests – AOPA. Color blindness is a mostly inherited vision abnormality where there is deficiency in perception of red, green, and blue due to abnormality of cone cells […]
Controversies Loom over 2016 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Recommendations
Timeline 3/8/2016: After recommendations from the National Transportation and Safety Board the FMCSA and FRA jointly published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The purpose was to […]
Commercial Drivers and Neurological Hearing Disorders
Follow up and continuation from an earlier post. Commercial drivers with hearing disorders or trauma, who have symptoms that may interfere with driving, such as balance problems and dizziness need further evaluation by […]
Skill Performance Evaluation 49 CFR 391.49
SPE evaluation for limb deficiencies or amputations.
High Blood Pressure and the DOT Medical Examination: “real”, or “white coat”, – Guidelines still apply.
One reason I see drivers become frustrated during the physical examination is when they are told that their blood pressure is elevated or that they may have hypertension. The “knee jerk” response […]
Heart Disease and Commercial Driver Certification Guidelines
Heart Disease and Commercial Driver Certification Guidelines. Drivers, If you have or had any history of cardiovascular disease (heart disease), that includes angina (chest pain), myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, please […]
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