DOT COMPLIANCE RECOMMENDATIONS
If you have been required to provide “compliance” in order to receive or maintain your commercial driver’s license, here are the USUAL requirements and how you can be sure you are compliant.
You need to use your CPAP machine AT LEAST 4 hours per night, 70% of the time.
What does this mean?
Everynight, you need to use your machine for at least 4 hours. Not 2 hours, not 3:59 minutes, but a full 4 hours. It is okay to take bathroom breaks, or even to turn off the machine between naps, but you NEED at least 4 hours in a 24 hours period. Using it 2 hours on one day and 6 hours on another day only counts for 1 day. Use it everyday for at least 4 hours!!!
What if I miss a day?
That’s okay and that’s where the 70% comes in. To have 70% compliance over the course of a 30 day month, you need to use the machine at least 21 days during the month. (30 days x’s 70% = 21 days).
In a 7 day week you need to use it at least 5 days.
For a 90 day period, you need to use it at least 63 days.
REMEMBER, to receive a day of credit, to use your machine at least 4 hours.
Please call us when your doctor or the DOT has requested a compliance report. We are here to help you. If you are having trouble adjusting to CPAP, consult the attached tip sheet or give us a call to see if you need a mask or pressure adjustment.
WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
ARROW RESPIRATORY CARE
9567 Arrow Rt Suite L
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730