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Assist with Urinalysis Testing at KEEP Healthy Screening
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.
Welcome each participant and verify participant is eligible for the ACR urine test.
Review participant’s risk factors for kidney disease on the Participant
Information and Results card. The participant is eligible for the ACR urine test if
they reported any of the risk factors listed, OR if their
Blood pressure is greater than or equal to 140/90, OR
BMI is 30 or above
Participants with none of the above should be directed to Station 6
for a Clinician Consultation.
Provide participants at risk for kidney disease with the following:
A urine collection cup with a participant ID # (place label on cup, not cap)
Cap for urine cup
Towelette for clean catch urine specimen
Paper towel to place around cup
Brown paper bag with all items
If participant seems nervous while they are waiting for their result, explain the
ACR urine test and remind them clinician at next station will review all results.
Attach the participant’s urine results print-out to the first page of the KEEP
Healthy Survey. Document the A:C result from the printout legibly on the
KEEP Healthy Participant Information and Results card
KEEP Healthy Survey
Direct Participant to Station 6 to have results reviewed by Clinician.
Skill Sets: Legible handwriting, detail oriented, 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.
Volunteers must be trained on using the urine Analyzers and urinalysis reagent
strips. To volunteer at this station, each volunteer must demonstrate their
knowledge of using the Analyzers and pass the Urine Competency test.
Although no other specific credentials or certifications required, the following are
Student nurses and other allied health school students.
Other healthcare professionals or individuals who have experience working
in a healthcare setting.
NKF Serving the Alleghenies