Resources for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals

Vote in our MyForms, MyVersaCare Contest

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 2:46:32 PM

 

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Tags: patient outcomes, ScottCare, TeleRehab VersaCare, Cardiac Rehab, AACVPR 2017, contest

Jargon: Are You Guilty?

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 2:09:58 PM

Jargon.

It can be a great shorthand way to communicate with your colleagues or it can create an opportunity for stress and anxiety if used with a "civilian" or a patient who isn't familiar with the terminology or its intent. Those who come to cardiopulmonary rehab for help and support following major or life-threatening cardiac events are especially vulnerable to misunderstandings—think about this true story the next time you use medical jargon within earshot of a patient.

(The names in this story have been omitted to protect the oblivious.)

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Tags: improved health outcomes, pulmonary rehab, Caretakers, Cardiac Rehab, Stress, exercise physiologists, Cardiac Rehab program director, medical jargon, medical humor, patient anxiety, jargon

Prevent AACVPR Registry Update Notices from Clogging Your Inbox

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 11:46:52 AM

The benefits of AACVPR’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Data registries are undeniable. But if you’re a Registry user, you also know there’s a small drawback to the process: when you upload a patient from your system to the Registry, you get an auto-response; if you upload 100, you get 100 auto-responses. It’s a necessary evil to confirm successful uploads and warn of failed uploads, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

Luckily one of ScottCare’s longtime software developers, Greg Saven, took it upon himself to figure out a trick to prevent these messages from overwhelming your inbox. We thought we’d share.

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Tags: Cardiac Rehab, AACVPR Registry, Microsoft Outlook, AACVPR API, organizing email

Go Ahead: Indulge Yourself

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 9:55:53 AM

Cardiopulmonary Rehab professionals are devoted to the well-being of others. Regardless of the path you took to become a part of this caring profession, your work either touches upon or is completely tied to helping patients gain strength and confidence after some of the most frightening, destabilizing days they may have ever known. Yours is not a profession that intrinsically emphasizes self. You may even feel guilty when you consider doing something totally for yourself—it can feel selfish and even unkind.

Get over it.

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Tags: improved health outcomes, Intensive Cardiac Rehab, pulmonary rehab, Caretakers, Self-care, Cardiac Rehab, Stress, exercise physiologists, Cardiac Rehab program director

You Can't Keep Cardiac Rehab Patients Down!

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 12:53:56 PM

 

Cardiac rehabs across the country are helping patients understand—and BELIEVE!—that cardiac issues are not a permanent hindrance to a healthy life. Here are just a few articles we've seen recently that you may want to share with your patients to inspire them to dream even bigger than before they were diagnosed.

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Tags: ScottCare, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehab, VersaCare, Immanueal Medical Center, Haywood Regional Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, kickboxing, Senior Olympics, PGA Tour, heart attack

2017 TACVPR Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 11:13:27 AM

ScottCare is honored to sponsor the Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence for the Texas Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TACVPR), presented last week at the 2017 TACVPR annual conference. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by an individual TACVPR member and an individual program that are motivated to improve the lives of patients and their families as well as the practice of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation. The individual recipient must demonstrate the ability to lead by example and serve as a role model for professionals and patients. Learn more about the history of the awards.

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Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehab, TACVPR, Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence, Mended Hearts, Lori Stroud, RT, University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, THAM Cardiac Rehab, Intensive Cardiac Rehab, Brenda Doughty, RN-BC, CVRN-BC, pulmonary rehab, Better Breathers Club, respiratory therapy

Greater Accountability Increases the Effectiveness of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 2:36:00 PM

During the last 50 years, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs have seen metamorphic changes that have helped patients lead longer, more productive lives. In five decades we have seen patient hospital stays decrease from 10 days to four, with exercise programs progressing from mere ambulation to vigorously intense programs using not only cardiovascular workouts but rigorous resistive training utilizing computerized equipment.

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Tags: cardiopulmonary rehab, ITP, accountability, digital telemetry, AACVPR certification, Individualized Treatment Plan

2016 TACVPR Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 2:20:19 PM

ScottCare is pleased to highlight the 2016 winners of the Texas Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TACVPR) Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence, presented at the 2016 TACVPR annual conference. These awards annually recognize outstanding contributions by an individual TACVPR member and an individual program that are motivated to improve the lives of patients and their families as well as the practice of cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation. The individual recipient must demonstrate the ability to lead by example and serve as a role model for professionals and patients.

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Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehab, TACVPR, Beverly Spraggins Awards of Excellence, Laura Raymond, St. David’s Healthcare Partnership

Helping to Inspire the Future at AACVPR 2016 in New Orleans

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 12:02:04 PM

The 31st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), taking place Sept. 7-10, promises to be its most significant in many years. As a Crown Level Supporter of AACVPR, ScottCare is proud to support this year's conference through our exhibit and vendor session (see details below), and we're excited to re-connect with our customer, colleague and partner friends to both educate and celebrate!

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Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, telemetry, cardiopulmonary rehab, AACVPR, Christus Spohn Health System, VersaCare, ITP, Customizable ITP, AACVPR 2016, Barbara Flato, Connie Paladenech, AACVPR certification, Individualized Treatment Plan, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Have You Read...? June 2016 Edition

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 11:37:23 AM


IT'S HARD KEEPING TRACK OF THE LATEST INFORMATION.

There is so much news in the world of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, it's hard to stay on top of it all. This "Have Your Read...?" section will be posted regularly, with the goal of providing you an easily-accessible resource of scholarly, industry and simply intriguing articles we think you'll enjoy and that can inform your work. Please let us know if there are articles you think should be included.

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Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular disease and women, St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, medication adherance, plant-based nutrition, CHF, intestinal bacteria, congestive heart failure, silent heart attacks, yoga