Medical Assistant Students Attend the KEEP Event for National Kidney Foundation

On April 16th, five Globe University-Sioux Falls medical assistant students attended the KEEP Event for the National Kidney Foundation. The event was held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Program chair Amy Zobel was also in attendance with graduate Elizabeth Enderson.

Members of the community are screened for kidney disease at KEEP events, which is free and open to the public. They are directed through stations that check weight, body mass index, blood pressure, urine, and nutrition, before patients are directed to speak with their providers and doctors on kidney disease. Eighty-eight people were screened at this particular KEEP event, and 92% were found to have health conditions that may lead to kidney disease.

“This event was really helpful in preparing our communication skills with patients. At our booth, we were responsible for giving patients directions for the urine test by handing out cups and wipes. It also prepared us for our microbiology and urinalysis class in the future. I will definitely attend this event again!” said medical assistant student Johana Gebregiorgis.

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