WELCOME! to the forum.!
Alan on my machine all it will allow me to adjust is ramp time and tube temp. If i remember correctly the lady that sold me the thing said the pressure is preset
At the top of the page if you click on setup manuals you can get the correct clinician's manual for your machine. It will tell you haw to get into the"secret" menus where you can set the mode and the pressure.
Thx I'll check into that. 1 little concern tho, I have to present my chip when I get my DOT physical, if I change pressure setting will that cause me to fail my physical? No med card, no worky, wife very mad
I hate the government btw
Sleptgoodb4: I've been reading about DOT compliance at the American Trucking Association.
They claim examiners are operating under misconceptions regarding what are regulatory standards and what are guidelines.
On what basis were you sent for a sleep apnea test? Body Mass Index (BMI) and neck circumference are sometimes used; but there is no clear guideline for examiners to follow.
Many certified medical examiners are operating under the false pretense that drivers who exhibit specific risk factors (e.g. BMI >35kg/m2 or large neck circumference) must undergo a sleep study for OSA before they can be certified. While BMI and neck size may be indicators, there are many factors that may put a driver at risk for OSA and they should be viewed collectively.
There are several organizations misleading medical examiners by contending that sleep testing of all drivers is a regulatory requirement. The American Trucking Associations has fielded many inquiries from concerned individuals and organizations seeking clarification about what they understand to be new Department of Transportation regulations. To be clear, no such regulations or even advisory criteria specifically on OSA exist.
It is the responsibility of the certified medical examiner to use his or her best judgment to certify that a driver is medical qualified to perform the functions of a professional truck driver. An examiner may be, at times, justified in requiring additional testing to rule out sleep disorders. It is not however, a regulatory requirement to test every driver who exhibits a single risk fact (e.g. high BMI).
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
BMI is why they sent me to the witch dr, err, sleep study. Now that I'm in the system it will take an act of God to get me out of this. I'm really getting tired of feeling like crap because of this treatment