The first step to improving patients’ lives through cardiac rehabilitation is getting them enrolled. We often hear from cardiac rehab professionals that one of the obstacles they face is reducing the wait time between a patient’s hospital discharge and his or her enrollment in cardiac rehab. Read more »
The goal of any cardiac rehab program is to provide patients with the best, most comprehensive care possible. How can you make sure your program is achieving this goal? Follow the S.E.E. Principle. Read more »
The King 6 Minute Cycle Test (also referred to as the NCCRA 6 Minute Cycle Test) was developed by Carl N. King along with NCCRA colleagues Dave Verrill and Mike Lippard in the 1990s as an alternate measure of functional capacity to the ATS 6-Minute Walk Test. The King 6-Minute Cycle Test (6MC) is a self-paced measure of functional capacity that allows a quick and accurate measure of functional fitness while allowing easy measure of vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, rate of perceived exertion, fatigue) that are needed to write an individualized exercise prescription.
We’ve created a two-page handout that includes the protocol for administering the test, patient instructions and test scoring.
Cardiac rehab and secondary prevention programs are becoming increasingly involved in the comprehensive care of patients with heart failure. To assist clinicians in caring for these patients, we’ve created a helpful, two-page handout that outlines heart failure exercise guidelines and zones. We’ve used the FITT Principle to prescribe a safe and beneficial exercise training program to achieve optimal outcomes. Read more »
Passionate advocates and informed providers are essential to the vitality of the cardiopulmonary rehab industry. At LSI, we’re committed to supporting cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals by providing meaningful scholarship opportunities to encourage advocacy and learning. Read more »
Have you been thinking about joining a local, state, or national cardiac or pulmonary rehab organization? As committed advocates for the long-term vitality of cardiac and pulmonary care, LSI supports the mission and initiatives of these organizations in improving the lives of cardiopulmonary professionals and their patients. We’ve rounded up six compelling reasons to join one (or more) of these organizations, from access to educational resources, to the benefits of mentorship and support: Read more »
Cardiac and pulmonary state affiliate conferences offer invaluable opportunities to gather relevant information and best practice recommendations, learn about cutting-edge research and technology, and network with other cardiac and pulmonary professionals. LSI supports the mission and initiatives of each local, state and national conference we attend. Here’s a preview of 13 conferences LSI will be attending in April 2017. Read more »
As part of our series on tracking and improving rehab performance, we’re borrowing a concept from business school: the SWOT analysis. Why? Well, a SWOT analysis provides a simple yet surprisingly effective framework for improving the performance of any organization, including cardiopulmonary rehabs. Read more »
Happy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week from all of us at LSI! To celebrate your dedication to improving lives, we’ve collected a few ideas for how you can easily celebrate Pulmonary Rehab Week with your team and patients. Read more »
AACVPR’s annual Day on the Hill (DOTH) will take place on March 13-14, 2017 in Washington D.C. DOTH is an important opportunity to meet legislators and lobby for the interests of our industry as constituents, voters and healthcare professionals. Read more »