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7th Annual Respiratory Roundup

July 20, 2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Rubins
Jennifer Johnson-Schmidt
Matt Stamm
Judy Schloss
Robert McCoy

Tuesday, July 20th, 2017

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Reliable Medical Supply
9401 Winnetka Avenue N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Credit Hours:
5 CEUs

Registration Fee:
$15 for Students

Online Registration Links:
Regular Registration:
Student Registration:

Mail in Registration Form:
7th Annual Respiratory Roundup Registration Form

Printable Flyer & Agenda:
7th Annual Respiratory Roundup Agenda
Respiratory Roundup Flyer

8:30 - 9 Registration & Breakfast

9-10 Inspiration and Expiration in ALS presented by: Jeffrey Rubins, MD

After practicing Pulmonary Medicine at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center for 18 years, he became the Director of Palliative Medicine there in 2008. He combined his Pulmonary and Palliative Care interests by working with veterans diagnosed with ALS at the VA Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Unit, and continued this work at the HCMC ALS clinic in 2011. He will be presenting on Inspiration and Expiration in ALS. He will focus on clinical manifestations of respiratory muscle weakness in AS and the merits of different approaches to evaluating it as well as causes for cough, and need for ventilator support.

10-11 Pulmonary Rehabilitation presented by: Jennifer Johnson - Schmidt, RRT

She has been a Respiratory Therapist for 23 years. Jennifer has experience in acute care, management and has opened multiple outpatient pulmonary rehab programs. She will be presenting on Pulmonary Rehabilitation and her main objectives are to educate clinicians on pulmonary rehab; criteria, objectives and information on current governing bodies.

11-11:15 BREAK

11:15-12:15 Is it really just COPD? Recognition & Treatment of Bronchiectasis
Presented by: Matt Stamm, RRT

He has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) since 1997. In his 20 years of experience he has worked with patients, clinicians and physicians in the field of Respiratory Care, Patient Assessment, Education, and Treatment of Respiratory disease processes. His presentation titled “Is it really just COPD? Recognition and Treatment of Bronchiectasis” will allow you to understand the pathogenesis of Bronchiectasis, and will help differentiate between Bronchiectasis, Chronic Bronchitis and COPD. There will be recommended treatment options that decrease lung infections and improve quality of life.

12:15-1:15 LUNCH

1:15-2:15 Asthma Medication presented by: Judy Scholss, BS, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Judy is a Cardiopulmonary Specialist, ECMO Technician, and Education Coordinator for the M Health System, which includes the University of MN Medical Center and the University of MN Masonic Children’s Hospital. Judy has been with the University of MN since 1996 as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and has primarily functioned in the role as Educator since 2006 serving two campuses and over 100 RT’s. She is active in the MN respiratory community working with hospitals, student development and public outreach organizations as well as serving on two different advisory boards for RT programs. She will be speaking about Asthma Medication, what is new, asthma management, and educating patients.

2:15-2:30 BREAK

2:30-3:30 Issues and Options for Home Oxygen Therapy Devices Including Portable Oxygen Concentrators presented by: Robert McCoy, BS, RRT, FAARC

Bob is a registered therapist that has spent most of his career researching respiratory equipment. He is the Managing Director of Valley Inspired Products and has published and lectured on the finding from both bench and field testing of home respiratory care products. The title of his presentation is, “Issues and Options for Home Oxygen Therapy Devices Including Portable Oxygen Concentrators.” He will be speaking on the three variables that impact the oxygen dose of portable oxygen concentrators, the difference between a fixed pules and minute volume oxygen delivery device, and two issues that should be considered when advising a patient on the use of a portable oxygen concentrator while they are sleeping.

There will be a light breakfast provided during registration, and lunch will be provided as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Morgan at or

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you in July!

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