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I live in Illinois. I'm a bus driver and I had been

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I live in Illinois. I'm a bus driver and I had been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. I use a cpap machine and I receive a compliance report on order to get my DOT medical card.
My question is, when using a cpap machine, how is the hour usage(4 or more hours)calculated to get to 70% compliance in a 30 or 31 day period?
Is it the total hours compiled in a month?
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.


There are different machines ...

You may have a download card or memory card which may tell of your use

Your specific state and DOT and perhaps your company may have their own compliance requirements ...

It sounds from your question that you have required minimum 70 percent compliance ...

As the machines are smart these days I would advise that it is in your best interest to follow your guidelines for nightly treatment as best that you can !!

That would be safest for you I think !

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

If you have specific info as to the CPAP machine I might be able to get you more specific information

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD