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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 »

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 »

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 »

What to do if you can’t attend AACVPR’s Day on the Hill 2017

What to do if you can’t attend AACVPR’s Day on the Hill 2017

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 »

How to track and improve cardiac rehab performance

How to track and improve cardiac rehab performance

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 »