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How to Restart Your Program Post COVID-19

How to Restart Your Program Post COVID-19

Excerpt from the New Resource Document:

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.

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Exercise Programs + Face Masks

Exercise Programs + Face Masks

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.

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Converting Your LSI Rehab Telemetry System to ICU Mode

Converting Your LSI Rehab Telemetry System to ICU Mode

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. 

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Rehab Departments Adapting to Covid-19

Rehab Departments Adapting to Covid-19

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. 

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New Resource Document Available: Functional Exercise Assessment

New Resource Document Available: Functional Exercise Assessment

Anyone looking to begin a structured exercise routine should first complete a functional exercise assessment (FXT), but it is especially important for patients entering a cardiopulmonary rehab program. The exercise assessment is the cornerstone for prescribing exercise that is safe, effective, and efficient. The FXT should be valid, reliable, and easily incorporated into the daily schedule/routine of a cardiopulmonary rehab.

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AACVPR’s 2019 Day On The Hill Video

AACVPR’s 2019 Day On The Hill Video

In early March 2019, LSI sponsored AACVPR’s annual Day on the Hill (DOTH) event in Washington, DC. LSI team members had the opportunity to join more than 75 clinicians from 35 states who were there to meet with their elected officials to identify needs in the legislature that make access to Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation difficult for some patients. Read more »

2019 World Heart Games: Registration is Now Open

2019 World Heart Games: Registration is Now Open

The World Heart Games (WHG) will be held on June 7 – 8, 2019 in Hickory, NC. Lenoir-Rhyne University is this year’s site partner and has offered their beautiful campus to host this event. LSI is proud to be a Corporate Partner for the 2019 WHG. We invite you to sign up your patients and come cheer on your athletes. Remember, you can register as a team or an individual. Space is still available! Click here to register.

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Upcoming Conferences in March

Upcoming Conferences in March

LSI is more than just a medical device company. We are committed advocates for the cardiac and pulmonary industries. As such, LSI recognizes that state affiliate conferences are a great opportunity to network with other professionals while learning the latest in medical procedures, patient care, and regulatory guidelines. You can find LSI at any of the 7 upcoming conferences across the country in March. Read more »