Miner Health Record Software
Miners should keep health records as their occupation exposes them to various health risks, including respiratory issues, musculoskeletal problems, and injuries. By maintaining a health journal, miners can track symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, and joint discomfort. They can identify triggers such as exposure to dust, chemicals, or physical strain. Regular measurings of vital signs like lung function and blood pressure can help monitor their health status over time. Lab tests, including pulmonary function tests and blood tests, can provide valuable information about lung health and potential exposure to harmful substances.
Records of medications taken, such as inhalers for respiratory issues or pain relievers for musculoskeletal pain, can be useful to evaluate their effectiveness. Additionally, noting any procedures performed, such as X-rays or physical therapy, and recording doctor visits can help monitor progress and facilitate communication with healthcare providers.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Today's shift was particularly dusty, so I'll make sure to wear proper respiratory protection and maintain good ventilation during future tasks. I'll also inform my supervisor about the discomfort experienced during heavy lifting and explore options for training on proper lifting techniques. #dust
Experienced mild shortness of breath during the morning shift in the coal mine. Developed a dry #cough after exposure to dust in the mine tunnel. Felt discomfort in the lower back and knees after lifting heavy equipment.
#Dust exposure during mining activities and #heavy_lifting could have contributed to the respiratory symptoms and musculoskeletal discomfort today.
Used the prescribed inhaler #albuterol twice during the shift to relieve breathing difficulties. Took over-the-counter ibuprofen at lunchtime to manage back and knee pain.
Lung function measured using the spirometer; recorded a decrease in lung capacity compared to the last reading 545.
Will schedule an appointment with the occupational health physician #Dr.Brown to discuss lung health and explore measures to reduce dust exposure.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.