Vendor Symposia Recordings

As the level of advanced clinical science technology increases each year, the vendor symposia at the 31st Annual Meeting gave attendees hands-on opportunities for learning. If you missed Whether you missed this year's annual meeting, or you attended the annual meeting and want access to the knowledge shared during the vendor symposia, you're in luck! 

Recordings of the vendor symposia sessions will be made available to download soon. Access these recordings to expand your knowledge of tools, techniques, and the use of equipment.

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Interval Training in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Speaker: Carl N. King, EdD, MAACVPR

Interval training is a training methodology that involves interspersing bouts of exercise with rest periods. The intensity and duration of the exercise bout and the rest interval can be manipulated to meet the needs and/or goals of the individual. This methodology was designed in Europe with its roots in competitive athletics such as track and swimming. There is a general consensus that the adoption of the interval training approach has lead to marked improvements and record performances in many athletic events. This raises the compelling question of the possible application of interval training principles in clinical populations.

There is some interesting data that suggest this methodology may have utility in a clinical setting such as cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. We'll review the scientific literature, the basic physiological response to interval training and discuss the scientific evidence for the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of interval training in this clinical population. Additionally, we'll examine the principles related to designing and implementing an interval training program as it relates to different levels of risk stratification and functional capacity. We'll also compare moderate-intensity continuous exercise with various models of interval training, including but limited to, high-intensity interval training.

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Strategies to Thrive and Grow your Program in a Changing Reimbursement Landscape
Speaker: Nancy Houston Miller RN, BSN, FAHA, FPCNA

Medicare’s new reimbursement models will cause a seismic shift in the future of rehab. With greater emphasis on care coordination, readmission prevention and population health management, administrators will look to rehab programs to manage more patients and reduce readmissions. However with less than 30% of patients typically enrolling in rehab, programs must develop innovative ways to capture and retain more patients in order to be successful. On this panel we will discuss and answer questions on:

  • The implications of the new bundle and incentive payment models to your practice

  • The need for alternate delivery models such as home based and hybrid programs to reach more patients 

  • The role of technology in enhancing your program and improving patient outcomes

Information on how to access the session recording will be available soon.


Staying Ahead of the Curve: Next Generation Cardiac and Pulmonary ITPs
Speakers: Barbara B. Flato, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, FAACVPR, and Connie Paladenech, RRT, RCP

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs must continue to evolve to provide evidence of value to our patients and health systems. New scientific findings require an almost continuous adaptation of practice to provide effective, efficient services and reimbursement will be increasingly tied to efficacy and efficiency. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation providers have been mandated by private and public insurers, including CMS, to individualize patient care. The newest customizable ITPs are key elements in enabling our profession to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing healthcare environment; they offer an efficient means for achieving improved patient outcomes as well as maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements and AACVPR certification. Join our experts for useful insights, tactics and techniques on making the most of modern ITPs and experience how these documentation tools can help your patients reach their specific goals and beyond.

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The Patient with Chronic Dyspnea: Exploring Cardiac and Pulmonary Causes to Guide Appropriate Management 
Speaker: Joshua Solomon, MD, FCCP

Chronic dyspnea is a presenting symptom in a variety of cardiac and pulmonary diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Because IPF occurs in older patients, it is not uncommon for comorbid cardiac conditions such as coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure to also be present. Thus, an accurate and timely diagnosis is essential in order to guide appropriate management.

This program will first review the differential diagnosis of chronic dyspnea, the evaluation process, and how to differentiate cardiac disease from interstitial lung disease (ILD). IPF symptom management and the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in managing patients with IPF will be discussed. The program will then conclude by reviewing the process for diagnosing and managing cardiac comorbid conditions associated with ILD.

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