Drivers who operate tractor-trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles
are held to high standards of professionalism and safety. This makes it
particularly important to diagnose and treat drivers who may be at risk for
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders that can cause drowsy driving.
The Commercial Driver Sleep Testing Program is specifically tailored to
meet the needs of commercial drivers and their employers.
What Frederick Health Can Offer to Commercial Drivers
- Convenience and Security: Located less than five miles from Interstate
Routes 70, 270, and US Route 15, Frederick Health offers parking for commercial
vehicles that is monitored by security personnel 24 hours daily.
- Diagnostic Testing: Frederick Health can perform an attended polysomnogram
(PSG) or split-night study for drivers, which is the gold standard method
for diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Frederick Health also performs
the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) for drivers previously diagnosed
with sleep apnea.
- CPAP Testing: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the preferred
method for treating OSA. Frederick Health can perform a CPAP titration
study, which determines how the driver should use his or her CPAP machine.
- Coordination of CPAP Equipment Setup: Once a CPAP titration has been done,
our staff will guide the driver through the process of obtaining CPAP
equipment through a company that is convenient to the driver’s location
Potential Benefits for Trucking Companies
- Healthier Drivers
- Decreased health care and disability costs—according to a recent
study, savings can reach up to $6,000 per driver over two years
- Decreased risk of accidents
Commercial Driver Sleep Testing Program To schedule a sleep study at Frederick
Health, a driver’s primary care provider must complete and submit
a sleep study order form by fax to 240-566-4563.
For information about scheduling and coordination of commercial vehicle
parking, please call our scheduling staff at 240-566-3802.
If you have additional questions about the Commercial Driver Sleep Testing
Program or if you are interested in how Frederick Health can assist your
company in promoting healthy sleep, please call the Sleep Center Supervisor