MEDIC EXAMS EXAM PREPARATION
Collection of a blood/urine specimen, vital signs checks, EKG assessment and can include a review of the applicant’s medical history.
Exam Preparation:1. Stress, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco can artificially raise your blood pressure and pulse. – Get a good night’s sleep the night before the examination.- Abstain from alcoholic beverages for at least eight hours prior to the exam.- Do not smoke or chew tobacco for at least one hour prior to your examination.- Avoid drinking coffee, tea or caffeinated soft drinks for at least one hour prior to your examination.- Limit salt intake and high cholesterol foods 24 hours before your examination.- You should not engage in strenuous physical activities 24 hours before the examination.
�2. Advise your Paramedical Examiner regarding any medications you are taking, even non-prescription medications. – Have available your physician’s names, addresses, dates of past visits, names of any prescribed medications and any information regarding injury and major illness during the previous five years.- If you belong to any prepaid medical plan, have your medical record number available. 3. Drink a glass of water an hour or so before your appointment. This will help in obtaining a urine specimen.4. If a blood specimen is required, you should fast according to provider directives prior to the examination unless otherwise instructed.