Minnesota School of Business – Rochester Medical Assistant Program Participates in Health Screening Program with The National Kidney Foundation.
Rochester, MN – November 10, 2011 – Minnesota School of Business – Rochester partnered with the National Kidney Foundation to provide volunteer screening for citizens that may have a propensity for kidney disease or failure. The event held at Redeemer Lutheran Church was open to anyone at risk for kidney disease. The prospective patients were interviewed for health history, had vitals taken, provided a urine sample, a blood draw and glucose level checked. Once the urine results came back the patient saw a provider for advice regarding their results.
Their blood test results and additional advice will be mailed to them in 4-6 weeks. The MSB-Rochester group was in charge of drawing blood samples, checking patients’ glucose levels, recording results for the interview with the provider, and labeling blood samples to be sent to lab.
Jodi Kaseno Medical Assistant Program Chair said, “This free screening was really beneficial for someone who doesn’t have regular health care insurance. It’s especially important to catch any kidney disorder early, before it progresses too far and a transplant is needed, Kaseno went on to say that not only did the public benefit but so did the students. “The benefits to the students were numerous, and included hands-on experience with many of the skills they will be using after graduation, i.e. phlebotomy, charting, glucose monitoring, etc.”
In summary, MSB Rochester had six students and instructor in attendance totaling 35 community engagement hours. Everyone was excited with the results and plan to volunteer again next year.