Portable Sleep Apnea Monitor Will Make Testing Easier
January 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics
will offer portable monitor testing of sleep apnea in commercial drivers.
The portable monitors provide an alternative to in-lab overnight sleep testing. Instead, drivers can be tested in their trucks or homes.
"Using secure, identity-confirming chain-of-custody technology, PPD's providing of ambulatory sleep testing offers carriers potential savings while having the ability to test their drivers in almost any location: in the cab, at home, or at the terminal," says Dr. Mark Berger, president and chief medical officer for PPD.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, sleep apnea affects 28% of commercial drivers, which is about 1.8 million people.