The online lecture begins with an introduction to the risks of crash-related injuries and fatalities in long-haul trucking and potential control and prevention strategies. Then view the movie, "Sleepers," which includes interviews with medical experts on the role of untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea among truckers contributing to fatigue and crashes, and the effectiveness of treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.


At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • List the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Describe the implications of untreated obstructive sleep apnea
  • Describe the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discuss how the culture of the trucking industry varies by employer size with implications for employers investing in diagnosis and treatment of workers for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Describe the industry stakeholders and their potential role in protecting and promoting trucker health and safety and public safety


  • The registration fee is refundable if a cancellation request by the registrant is received seven days prior to the course start date. No refund is available after that time.
  • In the event of a course cancellation, a complete refund of fees paid will be made. In the event of a cancellation, the University of Minnesota is not responsible for participant housing or travel expenses incurred by the registrants.


This course is eligible for:

  • 1.25 contact hours of professional continuing education
  • 0.13 continuing Education Units (CEUs)


For questions regarding this course, contact Continuing Public Health Education and Outreach at 612-626-4515 | cpheo@umn.edu.

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Section Title
Sleepers: Truckers and Sleep Apnea
Online, self paced
Jan 04, 2024 to Jan 06, 2025
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
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