DOT Medical Examiner Certification Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    What is the ME Certificate expiration for this driver? Stan came in for exam on 2/1/2011 – Disqualified due to diagnosis of benign positional vertigo on 3/10/2011.   4/3/2011– Returns to ME’s office for Certification Exam. (Note: asymptomatic since 3/8/2011 but periodic.)  Driver qualified for 2 years. 
    • A. 

      Expiration date 4/3/2013

    • B. 

      Expiration date 4/3/2014

    • C. 

      Expiration date 4/3/2012

  • 2. 
    The BLOOD PRESSURE range for Stage 1 hypertension is 
    • A. 

      140-159/90-99

    • B. 

      140-189/90-99

    • C. 

      130-139/90-99

  • 3. 
    According to medical guidance, a driver can be certified while taking methadone for chronic pain management. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A driver with acute or chronic cor pulmonale must meet standards of PaO2 greater than 65 and no dyspnea at rest to be certified.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 5. 
    Using cardiovascular medical guidance, for each driver, is the driver medically qualified or medically disqualified?Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery four months ago; echo at three months showed LVEF 55%; driver was cleared by cardiologist and has no chest pain.  
    • A. 

      Medically Qualified

    • B. 

      Medically Disqualified

  • 6. 
    Who can perform the vision portion of the interstate CMV driver physical examination? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Medical Examiner

    • B. 

      Medical Examiner Only

    • C. 

      Medical Assistant

    • D. 

      Ophthalmologist/Optometrist

  • 7. 
    According to regulation, only FMCSA can grant drivers a SPE certificate.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Using cardiovascular medical guidance, for each driver, is the driver medically qualified or medically disqualified? Driver with CHF having dyspnea at rest.   
    • A. 

      Medically Disqualified

    • B. 

      Medically Qualified

  • 9. 
    According to regulation, 3 years is the maximum certification period when medical certification must be accompanied by a SPE certificate?  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    To pass the interstate CMV driver vision exam, a visual acuity of __________ corrected or uncorrected is required. 
    • A. 

      Less than or equal to 20/40

    • B. 

      Less than or equal to 20/20

    • C. 

      Less than or equal to 40/40

  • 11. 
    What is the purpose of the Interstate CMV driver physical examination?
    • A. 

      The purpose of the CMV exam is to detect the presence of physical, mental, or organic conditions of such character & extent as to affect driver ability to operate a CMV safely

    • B. 

      The purpose of the CMV exam is to give drivers an annual physical before they become employed with a transportation company.

  • 12. 
    What is the mission of FMCSA? 
    • A. 

      The FMCSA is focused on helping new drivers keep their commercial vehicle drivers license

    • B. 

      The FMCSA is focused on reducing crashes, injuries & fatalities involving large trucks & buses.

  • 13. 
    Using cardiovascular medical guidance, for each driver, is the driver medically qualified or medically disqualified? Driver has recently had increasing angina which lasted 20 minutes after tarping a load; he or she is unresponsive to nitroglycerin.  
    • A. 

      Medically Qualified

    • B. 

      Medically Disqualified

  • 14. 
    1. Who and what does FMCSA regulate? 
    • A. 

      The FMCSA regulates interstate commercial operation, including driver, vehicle, motor carrier, & transport of hazardous materials.

    • B. 

      The FMCSA regulates pilots, aircraft carriers and safety airline employees to protect the public from fatal car crashes

  • 15. 
    What eye conditions must the medical examiner ask the driver about and if indicated request specialist evaluation? 
    • A. 

      Glaucoma

    • B. 

      Retinopathy

    • C. 

      Aaphakia

    • D. 

      Macular degeneration

    • E. 

      Cataracts

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Does this driver meet hearing standards for interstate CMV driver certification? Whisper test results | Rt. Ear: 4 Feet | Lt. Ear: 4 Feet.
    • A. 

      Yes minimum distance is 3 ft

    • B. 

      No minimum distance in one ear must be 5 ft

    • C. 

      There is no minimum distance

  • 17. 
    The recommended certification interval for a driver with diabetes mellitus who does not use insulin 1 year. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    1. Give some examples of CMV driver stress factors. 
    • A. 

      Interruption of normal sleep, exercise, & eating patterns

    • B. 

      Limited access to social support networks resulting in fatigue

    • C. 

      Environment that may have excessive vibration, noise, & extremes temperature

    • D. 

      Obesity, with no health program

  • 19. 
    Hypoglycemia is the greatest diabetes mellitus risk posing the greatest threat to public safety.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What would the medical examiner do next if a significant abnormal finding for urinalysis specific gravity, protein, and blood is found?
    • A. 

      Conduct a drug test on the driver

    • B. 

      Go ahead and certify the driver regardless of his/her findings in the urinalysis

    • C. 

      Medical examiners use their clinical knowledge to decide if referral is needed for further evaluation

  • 21. 
    What is ME certificate expiration date for this driver? Joe came in for exam on 2/1/2011 – met standards in 49 CFR 391.41; qualifies for 2 year certificate.
    • A. 

      Expiration date 2/1/2012

    • B. 

      Expiration date 2/1/2013

  • 22. 
    According to medical guidelines, what are three areas of risk when a driver has a mental disorder? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Symptoms of the disease itself

    • B. 

      Recurrence of the disease

    • C. 

      Side effects from the medications

  • 23. 
    What is the expiration date for this driver? Pat came in for exam on 2/1/2011 – met standards but periodic monitoring required due to hypertension – driver qualified 1 year.  
    • A. 

      Expiration date 2/1/2012

    • B. 

      Expiration date 2/1/2013

    • C. 

      Expiration date 2/1/2014

  • 24. 
    A driver takes diphenhydramine (Benadryl), 25 mg, two or three times per day, to treat nasal congestion. A medical examiner should warn the driver that they must be off antihistamines 12 hr before driving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    According to medical guidance, a driver can be certified if he/she is taking amitriptyline for depression even without approval from a physician. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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