The 2021 Cupid’s Cup 5K & 1 Mile Walk had over 350 virtual participants and raised more than $11,000! That money will be used to support Atrium Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs across the region. LSI was honored to sponsor such an impactful event for the 6th year in a row! We were able to get together the morning of February 13th, despite a cold and rainy day, to complete the walk/run as a team. We certainly missed seeing all of our friends during this annual event and hope to see everyone in-person in 2022!
To learn more about Atrium Health or donate to the Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation Fund, click here.
AACVPR made a few significant changes to the 2021 Program Certification Application. The most noteworthy change is the extended deadline for data collection, staff competencies, medical emergency in-services, and submitted ITPs. Another important change is Education on the ITP. Submitted ITPs that have Education listed as a separate header will result in an automatic denial. Education should instead be listed within the required steps of each domain / element. Lastly, any clinician with the PR certification is exempt from staff competencies for Pulmonary Program Certification for one (1) certification cycle.
“LSI is honored to be recognized as a Top 10 Patient Monitoring Solution Provider in the July 2020 issue of Healthcare Tech Outlook. We strive to support cardiac and pulmonary rehab providers with with the technology and resources they need to provide innovative, informative, and inspired care,” says Company President Korey Sixbury.
Excerpts from the Cover Story:
“Having been in the industry for more than 35 years, LSI continues to be an industry leader and has gained huge traction in the market due to the quality of its solutions. Success stories of several customers are a testament to its capabilities and commitment to offering innovative solutions.”
Our world is facing unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several industries, including cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, have been deeply impacted. Many programs have decided to close operations to protect the health and safety of staff and patients. The good news is there is light at the end of the tunnel. Some states are starting to lift their stay at home orders and non-essential businesses are being allowed to re-open under restrictive guidelines. Before a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program decides to re-open, several things must be considered to ensure a safe and easy transition.
It is well documented that patients with cardiovascular risk factors, known cardiovascular disease, or COPD are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 so it should come as no surprise that patients in a cardiopulmonary rehab program may be required to wear a face mask during visits. Since many of these patients already have difficulty breathing, it is imperative that staff set proper expectations.
When LSI was founded in 1985, we specialized in ICU and PCU patient monitoring systems with our ECG telemetry system leading the way. In the early 90’s, we introduced the first ever Windows based Cardiopulmonary Rehab Telemetry and Management system using Windows 3.1. Since then, the majority of our customers and end users have been cardiac and pulmonary rehab departments.
Despite our focus and advocacy over the years in the rehabilitation industry, we have always maintained our product’s ICU and PCU modes (Today, these modes have been renamed to “VSP” mode). As a medical device manufacturer, the product life cycle and the need to support it can go on for years. This creates an opportunity for us to assist our customers in this time of need during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the past three weeks, we have called every one of our customers all across the county. We’ve heard a myriad of ways that rehab departments have been dealing with the temporary disruption of care as usual. The feedback we are receiving ranges from temporary department closure to department relocation away from the hospital to maintain regular cardiac and pulmonary rehab sessions and education.
LSI had a great turnout for the 2020 Cupid’s Cup 5k on February 15! On top of having more than 30 participants who braved the cold temps, we had four team members make the leader board!
LSI has been a sponsor for this terrific event since 2016 and it just gets bigger and better each year. This fundraising event benefits Cardiac Rehabilitation programs at Atrium Health and Carolinas Healthcare System in the Charlotte Area. Proceeds help fund wellness and heart-health education materials, patient access to quality and affordable heart healthcare and rehabilitative services, and community outreach. Go ahead and mark your calendars for 2021! This crew is sure to be there. Will you?
To learn more about this event, you can check out the website here.
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals will have the opportunity to meet with their state legislators at AACVPR’s Day on the Hill in Washington, DC March 2 – 3, 2020. This annual event provides a platform for healthcare professionals to lobby and advocate for the industry.
The 6-Minute Walk Test is a useful measure of functional capacity targeted at people with at least moderately severe impairment. The test has been widely used for preoperative and postoperative evaluation and for measuring the response to therapeutic interventions for pulmonary and cardiac disease.