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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 »

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 »

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 »

In Case You Missed It | AACVPR Annual Meeting 2016

In Case You Missed It | AACVPR Annual Meeting 2016

With the serenade of Jazz bands in the background, LSI joined over 1,000 others in the cardiac rehab industry to kick off one of the year’s largest cardiopulmonary events. The 31st AACVPR Annual Meeting was held in New Orleans, September 7-10, and embraced the host city’s vibrancy with a feel of celebration. Read more »

Meet Mike Otte Scholarship Recipient | Vicky Yandle

Meet Mike Otte Scholarship Recipient | Vicky Yandle

During LSI’s 30+ years in the cardiopulmonary industry, we continually meet individuals who embody our shared dedication to improving lives. Mike Otte was one of those people. During his 34 years in medical sales, Mike Otte built meaningful relationships throughout the country and established a tireless commitment to the cardiopulmonary rehab industry. Read more »