The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1985 to serve as an continuum of care for patients following a cardiac intervention. In 2006, the services were extended to patients who have experienced a stroke. As a non-government organization, the Heart and Stroke Foundation relies heavily on donations to continue to provide this important service to the people of Barbados. Read more »
LSI joined over 1,000 others in the cardiac rehab industry to participate in one of the year’s largest cardiopulmonary events – AACVPR’s 33rd Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY. It was great seeing all of old friends and fellow industry advocates at this great event!
We hope that you stopped by our Industry Advocacy booth where we provided more than 5,000 pieces of free educational materials to attendees. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by this great resource, you can visit our online Educational Library.
As a class I treatment, cardiac rehabilitation is an integral component to the continuum of care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite the well documented benefits, cardiac rehabilitation continues to be vastly underutilized. By implementing basic core components identified by AACVPR, cardiac rehab programs can ensure they are offering care that aligns with industry standards which can in turn increase referral, enrollment and graduation rates. Medical surveillance, using people, science and technology, will ensure cardiac rehab programs maintain compliance with these core components while ensuring safety, efficacy and efficiency. Read more »
Do you often have questions regarding your rehab’s class size or graduation rates? You’re not alone! LSI knows how difficult it can be to obtain relevant and beneficial information.
In 2017, LSI conducted a survey of more than 200 cardiac and pulmonary rehabs that focused on questions regarding referral rates, graduation rates, wait times from hospital discharge to enrollment, average number of days spent in cardiac rehab, etc.
Great news for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs! The United States Senate and House of Representatives passed the HR.1155/S.1361 bill which allows non-physician practitioners (NPP) to supervise cardiac rehab, intensive cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab. This bill passed as part of the ACCESS Act – Advancing Chronic Care, Extenders, and Social Services, and Medicare Extender package which will go into effect January 1, 2024. Read more »
Cardiac and pulmonary state affiliate conferences offer invaluable opportunities to gather relevant information and best practice recommendations, learn about cutting-edge research and technology, and network with other cardiac and pulmonary professionals. Read more »
Happy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week from all of us at LSI! To celebrate your dedication to improving lives, we are holding a special contest for pulmonary rehabs all over the nation. National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, is originally initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
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Cardiac and Pulmonary state affiliate conferences offer invaluable opportunities to gather relevant information and best practice recommendations, learn about cutting-edge research and technology, and network with other cardiac and pulmonary professionals. LSI supports the mission and initiatives of each local, state and national conference and event we attend. Here’s a preview of the 4 conferences LSI will be attending in March 2018. Read more »
The window of opportunity for cardiopulmonary clinicians to encourage their patients to make lasting lifestyle changes can often be very small. While patients are enrolled in a rehab program, it’s very important that clinicians push them while maintaining a safe environment. At times, it can be difficult to find a balance between Safety, Effectiveness and Efficiency (recognized as the S.E.E Principle) when working with cardiac and pulmonary patients.
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To celebrate Cardiac Rehab Week 2018 (Feb. 11-17), we are holding a special contest for cardiac rehabs all over the nation. National Cardiac Rehab Week, originally initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), helps draw attention to how participating in cardiac rehab can help reduce the effects of heart disease. Read more »