As a class I treatment, cardiac rehabilitation is an integral component to the continuum of care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite the well documented benefits, cardiac rehabilitation continues to be vastly underutilized. By implementing basic core components identified by AACVPR, cardiac rehab programs can ensure they are offering care that aligns with industry standards which can in turn increase referral, enrollment and graduation rates. Medical surveillance, using people, science and technology, will ensure cardiac rehab programs maintain compliance with these core components while ensuring safety, efficacy and efficiency.
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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 »
At LSI, we’re dedicated to helping your cardiac rehabilitation program become more effective and efficient. We understand that every program has its own unique challenges and we strive to provide the resources you need to overcome them. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Tracking and measuring patient outcomes continues to play an increasingly important role in cardiopulmonary rehab certification, quality measurement and insurance reimbursements. However, it can be difficult for programs to know how to begin tracking and where to focus improvement efforts. Read more »