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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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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 34th Annual Meeting – Stop by the LSI Booths

AACVPR 34th Annual Meeting – Stop by the LSI Booths

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.

Interval Training in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Interval Training in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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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Cardiac Rehab Week 2018 Contest

Cardiac Rehab Week 2018 Contest

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 »

Registry 3.0 | Tracking & Reporting Patient Outcomes

Registry 3.0 | Tracking & Reporting Patient Outcomes

As the healthcare industry continues to move towards a value-based payment model, hospitals are relying more and more on quality outcomes. Not only will tracking patient outcomes help you and your staff identify opportunities for quality improvement, but they can also be used to create an individualized treatment plan and set appropriate goals for each patient. Read more »

Adult Tricycle Winners at the 2017 AACVPR Annual Meeting

Adult Tricycle Winners at the 2017 AACVPR Annual Meeting

As part of our dedication to improving lives, LSI is committed to supporting cardiac and pulmonary rehab professionals. During conferences like AACVPR’s Annual Meeting, we enjoy the opportunity to connect with these professionals and help them improve their own lives. Read more »