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Assist in Taking Participants BMI: Height and Weight Measurements

Role Length: Single Day

Dates: Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020

One of the most effective ways that we fight kidney disease together is through NKF's community-based KEEP Healthy program, which screens participants around the country for kidney disease. You can help to administer kidney health checks in your area and reach more Americans at-risk. Activities may include: Supporting the registration and greeting process, aiding participants in completion of health surveys, taking Body Mass Index (BMI), height, weight, blood pressure and other readings to assess risk.

Responsibilities:
 Welcome each participant and inform them their height and weight will be
measured in order to calculate their Body Mass Index (BMI).
 Be able to explain what BMI is to the participant and provide general information
about obesity as a risk factor for kidney disease.
 Feel comfortable asking participants to remove their shoes, in order to obtain the
best possible height and weight measurements.
 Place paper towel sheet on both the scale and stadiometer for sanitary purposes.
 Place sheets in garbage after each participant’s measurements are completed.
 Document height measurement legibly in feet and inches, on the KEEP Healthy
Participant Information and Results card, and on the second page of the KEEP
Healthy Survey.
 Document the weight measurement legibly in pounds, on the KEEP Healthy
Participant Information and Results card, and on the second page of the KEEP
Healthy Survey.
 To calculate the participant’s BMI, use a BMI conversion table (or BMI wheel)
and document the BMI result on the KEEP Healthy Participant Information and
Results card, and on the second page of the KEEP Healthy Survey.
 Document the BMI legibly on the KEEP Healthy Participant Information and
Results card, and on the second page of the KEEP Healthy Survey.
 If the Participant’s BMI is 30 or above, place a check next to the
appropriate box on the list of risk factors on the KEEP Healthy
Participant Information and Results card.
 Direct participant to the next station to have their blood pressure measured.
Skill Sets: Legible handwriting, courteous, helpful, ability to maintain composure during
busier times throughout the event, sensitive to people’s needs and understanding of a
participant’s potential limitations due to existing health conditions. Respectful of patient
confidentiality. Ability to discuss general health information without imparting specific
medical advice or personal opinions. Flexible to assist with other program tasks.
Required training and/or credentials:
 Participation in a NKF KEEP Healthy staff training required.
 Knowledge of proper BMI measurement techniques.
 No specific credentials or certifications required. The following are recommended:
 Student nurses and other allied health school students.
 Other healthcare professionals or individuals who have experience working
in a healthcare setting.

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