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The Qliance Health Evaluation© for Fire Fighters

If you are scheduled for, or have just completed the Qliance Health Evaluation© for Fire Fighters, you will notice that it is a very comprehensive evaluation. Each element of the
 Qliance Health Assessment© for Fire Fighters is important, providing great ways to help yourself stay healthy. Use the menu below to learn more about the categories covered in your Qliance Health Evaluation©:

Preventive Health

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

It is much easier to prevent illness than to treat it. The Qliance Health Evaluation© is designed specifically for you to make sure you are preventing illnesses or catching them in their earliest stages. Qliance strives to avoid unnecessary tests or screenings, instead working with you on your overall health plan and goals to keep you being a healthy you. The following elements of the Qliance Health Evaluation© include:

Cardiac Health

It is well documented that the #1 killer of fire fighters is heart disease. Job risks that make heart disease all the more deadly for fire fighters include: sleep deprivation, stress, sudden and or extreme exertion, and toxic exposures on the job. In addition, many fire fighters have been found to have high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and other risk factors that increase the chances of heart disease.

Lung Health

In the line of duty, fire fighters may experience occupational exposure to gases, chemicals, and particles with potentially damaging short and long-term effects on the respiratory system. Given the excessive exposure risk, it is essential that fire fighters recognize the importance of SCBA use from the time of initial attack through the overhaul. There is some evidence of chronic lung disease occurring as a result of longer term, repeated exposures. Acute effects include low oxygen levels in the blood due to smoke inhalation, reduction in lung function, and respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, wheezing).

The elements of the Qliance Health Evaluation© that specifically target the identification of lung disease include:

Musculoskeletal Health

We understand that your job as a fire fighter is physically intense. This puts you at risk for both acute and chronic injuries to your muscles, tendons, and joints. Research has shown that sprains and strains routinely account for approximately 50% of all line-of-duty injuries, and back injuries account for about 50% of all line-of-duty injury retirements each year. These injuries may result in significant lost time and medical expense, and may put yourself, your coworkers, and the community at risk.

The elements of the evaluation that specifically targeted the identification of musculoskeletal disease include:

Qliance recommendations for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal problems:

Mental Health

Occupational stress is inherent to being a fire fighter. Long-term stress, if unmanaged, can have detrimental effects on a fire fighter’s health which can impact the mind, body, mood, and behavior. When mental health isn’t addressed, you can experience mental and physical health problems such as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and a compromised immune system. Chronic health issues such as these can lead to job dissatisfaction and subsequent burnout. The Qliance Health Evaluation© helps fire fighters recognize common symptoms of stress, providing them with the tools for healthy stress management. Our aim is to reduce the negative consequences inherent with unmanged work and life stressors.

Thank you for reading about, participating in, or scheduling your important Qliance Health Evaluation©.

When we have all of your Qliance Health Evaluation© results, we will provide you with a complete summary with recommendations and next steps. If you have any questions, please contact your provider or the clinic at (206) 913-4737.

Qliance at Fire Station 2
1-887-764-2623 General | (206) 913-4737 Direct
2318 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
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Copyright © 2016 - 2021 Qliance Medical Group of Washington PC. All rights reserved. Qliance is a registered service mark of Qliance Medical Management.