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Medical Screening Manual

Table of Contents


Background Information

Medical Examination and Evaluation Protocols

Chapter I: Cardiovascular System

Chapter II: Dermatology

Dermatology (pdf)
  • Conditions of Concern
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Evaluation of Common Clinical Syndromes
  • References

Chapter III: Endocrine System

Endocrine System (pdf) - revised 2004
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Hyper and Hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • References

Chapter IV: Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal (pdf) - revised 2001
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • Hernias
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Hepatitis
  • References

Chapter V: Hematology

Hematology (pdf) - revised 2015
  • Introduction
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • Medical Examination Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria
  • ​Common Clinical Syndromes
    • Anemia
    • Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
  • References

Chapter VI: Oncology

Oncology (pdf) - revised 2001
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Evaluation of a Candidate with a History of Tumor or Malignancy
  • References

Chapter VII: Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases (pdf)
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • HIV
  • Chronic Viral Hepatitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • References

Chapter VIII: Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal (pdf) - revised 2015
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Cervical Pain, Radiculopathy, and Neck Surgery
  • Lumbar Pain, Radiculopathy, and Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • ​Miscellaneous Lumbar Spine Conditions
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Loose Body in the Knee
  • Patellofemoral Problems
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Instability
  • Collateral Ligament Instability
  • Shin Splints [Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)]
  • Ankle Instability
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation
  • Anterior Shoulder Subluxation and Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Disease
  • Finger Amputations/Arthrosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Retained Orthopedic Hardware
  • References

Chapter IX: Neurology

Neurology (pdf) - revised 2001
  • Implications for Job Performance
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Cranial Defect
  • History of Seizure
  • Head Trauma Without History of Seizure
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • References

Chapter X: Respiratory System

Chapter XI: Vision Guidelines

Chapter XII: Hearing Guidelines

Hearing Guidelines (pdf) - revised 2001
  • Importance of Hearing to Patrol Officers
  • Implications for the Pre-Placement Screening of Peace Officers
  • General Screening Recommendations
  • Abnormal Audiogram
  • Use of Hearing Aids
  • Retrocochlear Conditions
  • References

Appendix A: Medication-Related Impairment

Appendix B: Participating Medical Specialists

Appendix C: Medical History Statement

Appendix D: Medical Examination Report