As part of our core value series, we’re exploring LSI’s commitment to forward-thinking advocacy. We’re more than just a technology provider. We are with you on the front lines. LSI is invested in demonstrating and defending the value of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, one program at a time.
Advocating for the industry requires staying current with trends, best practices and new opportunities. We know time and budget constraints can make it difficult to attend cardiopulmonary conferences, which is why LSI makes it a priority to go to events across the country and integrate what we learn into the technology and educational resources we pass on to you.
This past week, LSI team members were part of a small group of 60 who attend the UW La Crosse Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop in Wisconsin. The workshop included speakers, actively working in the field, giving an up-to-date overview of the theory and practice of cardiac rehabilitation.
“It is important for LSI to attend workshops such as the one in La Crosse. The cardiac and pulmonary industry is always changing and workshops like these keep us up-to-date on what is going on in the industry as well as expand our knowledge-base in exercise physiology, exercise prescription and cardiopulmonary guidelines. This useful information can be passed along to our customers.”
Kyle Porter, LSI Clinical Specialist
Here are 5 key takeaways from the conference with a preview of what we learned:
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2. RESISTANCE TRAINING
Aerobic and resistance training show beneficial results with decreased BP and HR overall vs. aerobic training by itself.
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4. PHASE II CARDIAC REHAB
Only 12% of eligible cardiac rehabilitation patients actually use phase II services. Cardiac rehab is associated with 21-34% increase of 5-year survival rate.
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Other topics included: goals of phase I inpatient cardiac rehab, practical hints for starting a program, CHF, Transplants, PAD and diabetes/medication effects on exercise testing and prescription, transition from fee-for service into value for service, low impact dance classes, motivational learning, high intensity interval training, enrollment tools, bioenergetics/exercise physiology, graded exercise testing, chair yoga, prescribing exercise and insurance coverage and requirements.
If you’d like more information on these topics, reach out to one of our clinical specialists for more information.
LSI would like to extend a thank you to each of the guest speakers, the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, Gunderson Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System – La Crosse, and AACVPR. We would also like to give special thanks to workshop director at La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, John Porcari Ph.D (pictured to the left with LSI team members) for his work in putting on events that continue moving the industry forward.
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