Are you wondering why your program should be tracking outcomes and how to go about it? This Advocacy document outlines the importance of tracking individual patient and programs outcomes and how LSI’s patient management system can help streamline the process. With a myriad of reports at your fingertips, analyzing the benefits of your program has never been easier! The new Registry 5.0 document, coupled with our TrensCenter Data Elements, will provide all the necessary information to get you started with outcomes data collection. Visit our Education Library to request a copy of this important document.
Hannah Meyer joined the LSI family after receiving her Masters’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. During her time at La Crosse, Hannah spent time researching the popular RPE scale and its feasibility of use across different exercise modes. Her hard work paid off and Hannah is now a published author! You can read more about Hannah’s findings in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Click here to read the full article.
After two years, we at LSI are looking forward to the opportunity to see a few of you in person again soon. As committed advocates for the cardiac and pulmonary rehab industry, we recognize the importance of regular meetings and conferences to share knowledge and ideas, not to mention the benefits of networking with other professionals. Be sure to stop by the LSI booth and register for a chance to win an AACVPR membership at any of the following conferences:
- 3/3/2022 – KCRA, Newport, KY
- 3/5/2022 – GACVPR, Canton, GA
- 3/15/2022 – HIMSS, Orlando, FL
- 3/24/2022 – PCNA, Las Vegas, NV
- 4/1/2022 – MOKS, Independence, MO
- 4/1/2022 – CSCR, Fullerton, CA
- 4/2/2022 – ACC, Washington, DC
- 4/8/2022 – TACVPR, Frisco, TX
- 4/23/2022 – MSCVPR, Bay City, MI
- 4/28/2022 – MACVPR, Bozeman, MT
- 5/11/2022 – WVACVPR, Morgantown, WV
- 6/4/2022 – ISCHR, Springfield, IL
Most hospitals and medical offices continue to require patients and visitors to wear face masks to help protect against the spread of Covid-19. For patients attending cardiopulmonary rehab, the idea of exercising while wearing a face mask may be daunting. Check out our latest resource document for ways to help patients acclimate.
Excerpt from the New Resource Document:
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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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
LSI is excited to see everyone at the 34th Annual AACVPR Meeting in Portland, Oregon September 18-21, 2019!
We will have two separate booths again this year. Booth 108 is where you will be able to see a demo of the LSI system, visit with our field staff members, and enter for your chance to win this year’s amazing prize – a 3-night trip to Napa Valley! Booth 109 is designated as our Advocacy Booth where you can collect some of our amazing Education Material!
We can’t wait to see you in Portland next month! Visit AACVPR’s website to learn more about this year’s conference.
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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