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Roadmap to Registry 2.0 | A History of the AACVPR Registry

Roadmap to Registry 2.0 | A History of the AACVPR Registry

Since the launch of the AACVPR Registry, one thing has remained clear, outcomes-based measurement isn’t going away any time soon. Are you set up for success? In our new series, Roadmap to Registry 2.0, LSI is exploring the current state of the registry and where the next steps (what we’re calling, Registry 2.0) will lead the industry in the future.
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Live Workshop Recording Available Now: The Individual Treatment Plan

Live Workshop Recording Available Now: The Individual Treatment Plan

Providing state-of-the-art care requires vision for the future. LSI is committed to supporting educational opportunities for cardiopulmonary clinicians to get a clearer picture of what is going on in the industry and where it is going.

As part of an educational sponsorship from LSI, AACVPR is offering a live recording of the Day on the Hill workshop, “The Individual Treatment: The Past, Present and Future.” The live recording is available for purchase and features presenters, Bonnie Anderson, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR; Mark Stout, MS, CCRP, FAACVPR; and Karen Lui, RN, MS, MAACVPR, from GRQ Consulting, LLC. Read more »

The Science of Physiological Data Acquisition and Utilization

The Science of Physiological Data Acquisition and Utilization

LSI is proud to have the 30-year expertise of Dr. Carl King, former AACVPR president, as part of our consultative team. To help keep you informed and inspired in your practice, we’ve collected three key takeaways from Dr. King’s recent MSCVPR presentation on the Science of Physiological Data Acquisition and Utilization.

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What to Do If You Can’t Attend AACVPR’s Day on the Hill 2016

What to Do If You Can’t Attend AACVPR’s Day on the Hill 2016

AACVPR’s annual Day on the Hill (DOTH) will take place on March 23-24, 2016 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. This year, AACVPR members are asking Congress to support legislation by amending the Social Security Act and allowing physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs on a day-to-day basis. Read more »

Congestive Heart Failure Patients Are Coming. Are You Ready?

Congestive Heart Failure Patients Are Coming. Are You Ready?

Congestive Heart Failure

CHF patients will be in your rehab soon. This great news also comes with some unique exercise prescriptions. Knowing that CHF patients have impaired cardiac output and function, it is vital to keep track of their heart rates and know whether they are exercising within their correct prescription. The LSI heart rate monitor will ensure that the patient stays within their prescription or the clinician will be alerted by the telemetry monitoring system. Read more »

Cardiac Rehab To Increase With Approval of Heart Failure Coverage

Exciting news for Cardiac Rehab!

With the approval of heart failure coverage, rehabs can look forward to a much anticipated increase in patient volume.  But with growth comes additional challenges.  CHF (cardiac heart failure) patients have additional needs beyond the traditional exercise program supported by ECG telemetry monitoring.  Signs and symptoms, such as dyspnea, decreased oxygen saturations, weight gain, and cardiac arrhythmias need to be carefully monitored. Read more »