Provide education to local nephrologists and PCPs about REACH Kidney Care services.
Scheduled to take place November 15, 2019, The Career Exploration Fair provides an avenue for every high school freshman in Nashville schools to explore a breadth of career areas. As opposed to a Job Fair where students visit companies, the career fair will allow companies to work together to represent career areas for students to explore. The majority of dropouts occur between the freshman and sophomore year. The goal is to raise awareness and excitement that will allow freshmen to talk with local professionals about their interests and see the relevance of their studies.
The fair will host approximately 7,000 freshmen from the Academies of Nashville and the Magnets of Nashville at Music City Center. Students will complete career exploration research at school in preparation for their visit and learn about professionalism. They will also participate in an essay contest and other follow-up activities to show what they learned. They will speak with at least three career-related exhibitors, ask questions, and participate in hands-on activities.
Reach Kidney care of Middle TN will be present to offer the option to explore what the life of a Dietician working with patient’s who experience kidney disease. We will have two Registered Dietitians present for questions and guidance.
In addition to showcasing the role of an RD, Reach will also have a “dialysis station” set up for the students to see what being a dialysis technician is like. There will be two registered nurses present for questions and guidance.
Lastly, we have developed 8 opportunities for the students learn about chronic kidney disease, how diet and exercise can prevent the development of kidney disease. There will be an interactive game regarding hidden amounts of sodium and sugar in diets. An exercise station, to encourage increased activity among student. Lastly we will have an educational station to discuss blood pressure (students can learn to take BP), what causes renal failure and ways to become a dialysis technician.