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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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Day On The Hill

Day On The Hill

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals will have the opportunity to meet with their state legislators at AACVPR’s Day on the Hill in Washington, DC March 4 – 5, 2019. This annual event provides a platform for healthcare professionals to lobby and advocate for the industry. Previous visits to Capitol Hill focused on Bill HR.1155/S.1361 which would allow non-physician practitioners to fulfill the Medicare requirement of “direct supervision” in cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. This bill was pass in 2018 as part of the ACCESS Act and will go into effect January 1, 2024. Read more »

Pulmonary Rehab Week Contest | March 11- 17 2018

Pulmonary Rehab Week Contest | March 11- 17 2018

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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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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Administering the King 6-Minute Cycle Test

Administering the King 6-Minute Cycle Test

The King 6 Minute Cycle Test (also referred to as the NCCRA 6 Minute Cycle Test) was developed by Carl N. King along with NCCRA colleagues Dave Verrill and Mike Lippard in the 1990s as an alternate measure of functional capacity to the ATS 6-Minute Walk Test. The King 6-Minute Cycle Test (6MC) is a self-paced measure of functional capacity that allows a quick and accurate measure of functional fitness while allowing easy measure of vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, rate of perceived exertion, fatigue) that are needed to write an individualized exercise prescription.

We’ve created a two-page handout that includes the protocol for administering the test, patient instructions and test scoring.

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How to use a SWOT analysis for your Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department

How to use a SWOT analysis for your Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department

As part of our series on tracking and improving rehab performance, we’re borrowing a concept from business school: the SWOT analysis. Why? Well, a SWOT analysis provides a simple yet surprisingly effective framework for improving the performance of any organization, including cardiopulmonary rehabs. Read more »