Can anyone speak about what the offshore supply companies are doing for pre employment physicals? Specifically in the cardiovascular area. Is there anything more than blood pressure and heart rate?
I would imagine meds prescribed, and a really elevated BP would signal stress tests and more. Most of the companies have you do a physical test involving lifting various weights in a milk crate and going up stairs and ladders, then measuring your blood pressure. Unless you are knocking on heaven’s door, I wouldn’t worry too much. There are some very overweight and unhealthy mariners managing to pass.
TIP. - Don’t quit your current job until you do pass the physical! Just in case! lol
Some companies will do an ECG as part of their pre-employment physical.
Is an ECG an electrocardiogram (similar to an EKG) or an echocardiogram (similar to an ultrasound of the heart) thanks