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Category Archives: Cardiopulmonary Industry Experts

Adult Tricycle Winners at the 2017 AACVPR Annual Meeting

Adult Tricycle Winners at the 2017 AACVPR Annual Meeting

As part of our dedication to improving lives, LSI is committed to supporting cardiac and pulmonary rehab professionals. During conferences like AACVPR’s Annual Meeting, we enjoy the opportunity to connect with these professionals and help them improve their own lives. Read more »

Mediterranean Eating Plan and Diet Questionnaire

Mediterranean Eating Plan and Diet Questionnaire

Helping patients create and adhere to a heart-healthy lifestyle is part of any comprehensive cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. When it comes to nutrition, we recommend the Mediterranean diet. Why? This approach helps lower high blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, as well as reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and Type II diabetes. Read more »

Administering the King 6-Minute Cycle Test

Administering the King 6-Minute Cycle Test

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.

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Heart Failure Exercise Guidelines and Zones

Heart Failure Exercise Guidelines and Zones

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 »

2017 Day on the Hill Scholarship Recipient

2017 Day on the Hill Scholarship Recipient

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 »

6 reasons to get involved with cardiopulmonary rehab organizations

6 reasons to get involved with cardiopulmonary rehab organizations

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 »

How to use a SWOT analysis for your Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department

How to use a SWOT analysis for your Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department

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 »