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10-12-2016, 09:42 PM
I have a new Dreamstation looking for compliance software so i can keep D.O.T. off my back any help would be great.
There are different flavors of the Dreamstation. Fixed pressure Pro, and the auto CPAP are full data macines offering complete feedback on compliance as well as treatment efficacy (AHI, types of apnea, respiratory flow, pressure, flow limitation, snores, respiratory rate, volume etc) If you have the Dreamstation CPAP, you can get compliance data for D.O.T. but there is no efficacy data.
SleepyHead is a free software that is easily installed on mac and PC computers and can download data from the SD card in your machine. If you want to use the manufacturer's software, then EcoreBasic will give you both compliance and efficacy reports. It is available from the forum at this link: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...nly-thread
Chances are, complaince information is automatically sent to your supplier, and they can be authorized to share the information with D.O.T. You may want to ask the place you got your machine if this is a service they provide.
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10-13-2016, 01:29 AM
If you read the fine print, Sleepyhead is not certified for use where compliance data is required for Government authorities, if I recall correctly.
Sleepyhead is a great program to use yourself to monitor your own progress though.
And strangely, the clinic that downloads my data for compliance says Sleepyhead is actually more detailed than the official compliance program they use.
Welcome to the group, you will get a lot of great information and support here.
10-13-2016, 04:58 AM
The sleep clinic I use prints the reports I need to show DOT compliance, at no cost to me. I just take my sd card from the machine to them. I took a compliance report to the doctor who does our DOT physicals on the first visit after I was diagnosed. He seemed very appreciative and surprised that I had brought it in. Apparently he usually has a hard time getting people to get serious with their treatment and getting him the reports he needs to certify them.
You may or may not need to report your sleep apnea diagnosis to the DMV. I think it varies from state to state.
"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837
I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
10-13-2016, 11:46 AM
FAA (part of DOT) accepts Sleepyhead generated reports.
If you got your machine from a DME, even an on-line DME, they can generate reports using the machine manufacturers s/w.
The on-line DME I use says they can take an emailed copy of the SD card data and print reports. I haven't tried that.
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