Earlier this year, the requirements changed for the long form that your DOT physician fills out at your annual physical. Many truck drivers have already noticed that they are receiving a temporary card to drive and will receive the full card once they complete a DOT sleep test. Occasionally a driver is referred somewhere specific for testing, but for the most part it will be up to the driver to find a place and get the test completed on their own.
If you drive a truck and need to complete a DOT Sleep Test, look no further. Aeroflow Industrial Clinics offers DOT sleep testing and treatment that will keep you in the truck and on the road.
The Process is Simple
DOT sleep testing with Aeroflow Industrial Clinics is simple and fast. To get started, you will want to have your DOT physician or primary care physician fax Aeroflow Industrial Clinic an order or prescription for the test. Once the order is received, the driver will be contacted to have the DOT sleep test mailed out. The testing units are easy to use; all you have to do is sleep 4-6 hours while wearing the test. The test can be taken in the comfort of your own home or even in the cab of your truck if you are out on the road. When the test is complete you simply mail it back using a postage paid return envelope.
Results Read by a Certified Sleep Physician
Once your DOT sleep test has been received, Aeroflow Industrial Clinics will send the results to a board certified sleep physician who will determine if you are positive or negative for sleep apnea. If your results are negative, a copy will be sent to your DOT physician who will clear you to drive. If your results are positive for sleep apnea, the next step for you will be to get started with sleep apnea treatment.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Continuous positive airway pressure treatment, or CPAP, is the most common and effective form of sleep apnea treatment for truck drivers. Aeroflow Industrial Clinics will work with you to find an affordable CPAP machine, mask and CPAP supplies that will help to treat your sleep apnea and keep you feeling refreshed and alert while out on the road.
Many trucking companies and DOT physicians will want to ensure that you are using your machine by viewing regular usage downloads. Compliance tracking via a wireless modem or SD card will allow you to stay on top of your usage and help ensure that you are using your machine for the DOT recommendation of 4 or more hours nightly.
Whether you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea and need to get set up with treatment, or if you are in the beginning phases and are looking to get started with DOT sleep testing, Aeroflow Industrial Clinics will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to find great equipment that will allow you to meet DOT certifications, keep you in the truck, and keep you feeling well rested and safe as you are out on the road.