Coal Board Medicals
CPAP For Coal Board Medicals are now available statewide around Queensland
Coal Board Medicals are part of the industry's effort to improve workplace health and safety. A recent addition to the Coal Board Medical is the introduction of questions relating to sleep. This is primarily because sleep, or sleep disorders, can impact negatively and dramatically on the cognitive performance of a sufferer. The risk of accident, mishap and injury is consequently increased.
Diagnostic Sleep Studies and Treatment Can Now Be Performed Locally In Many Parts of Queensland
If a local medicals clinic does not exist, a specially trained nurse can visit the region or mine site and perform diagnostic sleep studies on all relevant parties. This obviously eliminates the need for these people to have to travel to distant cities where hospital based sleep study units exist. When necessary, treatment can then be provided via CPAP (constant positive airway pressurisation), the 'gold standard' for the treatment of even severe sleep disordered breathing conditions. Patients who are treated with CPAP are deemed to be fit to work under the guidelines.
The diagnostic sleep recorder is worn overnight in the comfort and privacy of the patients' own bedroom, delivering a far more typical and comfortable night's sleep. The next morning, the data from the recorder is sent to an independent specialist sleep physician who diagnoses the nature of any sleep condition and prescribes an appropriate form of treatment.
Again, if no local clinic exists, one of our nurses can usually visit the region or site and provide treatment on-site.
Patients who have been successfully treated are deemed 'fit to work' under the guidelines defined in the Coal Board Medical.
If you need a diagnostic sleep study or CPAP as part of your Coal Board Medical, or know someone who needs one, contact us today on 1300 246 637 to discuss your situation and arrange an appointment if necessary. Alternatively, you can contact us with your queries via the contact from below.