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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 »

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 »

Why we advocate for cardiopulmonary rehab

Why we advocate for cardiopulmonary rehab

Working with cardiopulmonary rehabs gives LSI a front row seat to its transformative value in the lives of patients on a daily basis. More often than not, cardiopulmonary rehabs need help convincing patients, doctors and hospital administrators of the vital importance of attending rehab as well as coming up with innovative ideas to improve and grow current programs. Read more »

Why Rural Health Matters

Why Rural Health Matters

Across the country, 62 million people are building their lives, homes and dreams in rural communities. While these towns may be difficult to locate on a map, the impact they have on the nationwide health of the country shouldn’t be underestimated. Rural health however, is often overshadowed with one-size-fits-all methodology. Read more »

Interval Training in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Interval Training in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Interval training – you may recognize it as the fitness craze that’s taking off across the country. However, while most commonly praised as the best way to get the most out of your workout, interval training is beginning to move beyond the gym into the clinical sphere. Read more »

Life Beyond Heart Disease | World Heart Games 2016

Life Beyond Heart Disease | World Heart Games 2016

Try as they might, the looming spring rain clouds in Charlotte, North Carolina couldn’t overshadow the bright spirit of the 2016 ACSM World Heart Games. With ponchos and pickleball racquets in-hand, competitors gathered from across the country to celebrate life with healthier hearts. Read more »

How to Perform the Approved King 6-Minute Cycle Test

How to Perform the Approved King 6-Minute Cycle Test

Measuring functional capacity and writing an individualized exercise prescription (ITP) for patients prior to beginning a cardiopulmonary rehab program is an important step that often gets overlooked. However, the right tests and tools can help simplify your evaluation and prescription process. Read more »

How to Age Well | Healthy Aging Theory + Practice

How to Age Well | Healthy Aging Theory + Practice

Aging is something we have no choice in – it’s a natural process. We can however choose our response – to embrace it rather than resist. In late May, LSI consultant Dr. Carl King, EDD, MAACVPR, had the opportunity to speak to a room full of seniors trying to do just that – age well. Read more »

Top 5 Articles for Cardiopulmonary Professionals in June

Top 5 Articles for Cardiopulmonary Professionals in June

During the day-to-day focus of providing personalized care to patients, it can be difficult finding time to stay on top of the latest in the cardiopulmonary industry – not to mention finding the information in the first place. Let us save you some time – we’ve put together 5 cardiopulmonary articles we think are must-reads, giving you new ideas, talking points and inspiration for your work.

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