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3 Field trip information Target Group : Secondary Three and Four (Express and Normal Academic) Topic: Excretion Sub-topic: Kidney and dialysis Duration : Two-hour Learning Journey Contact Person : Ms. Trisha Tan ( ) Ms. Hazel Tan ( )

4 Administration Logistics… Contact Ms. Hazel or Ms. Trisha to discuss: Date Time, Payment: $10 per student (accompanying teachers, FOC) Edusave or cash? Number of students & teachers attending (maximum 40 students) Inform the principal and school, Arrange for bus transportation

5 Administration Briefing the students…. Give out consent forms one week before departure Make sure students are taught the relevant concepts Establish rules and regulations

6 Itinerary 2.30pm: Assemble and board bus 2.45pm: Leave school 3.15pm: Arrive at NKF centre 3.30pm: Start Learning Journeys 5.30pm: Board bus and return to school

7 Location Map

8 Arrival at NKF centre…. NKF centre at Kim Keat Road

9 Programme Outline History of NKF Talk on kidney disease and its prevention Visit to Dialysis Centre (with briefing by nurse, in groups of 10) Visit to the water treatment area (treatment of dialysate) Skits/poster design by students

10 Talk on kidney disease and prevention To test understanding in a short and sweet way.. The lecture

11 Visit to the dialysis centre NO photos allowed!!! For the privacy of the patients

12 Visit to water treatment area…. Where??? Can’t see leh…

13 While waiting for their turn…. Students will be working on skits and posters

14 History Set up 34 years ago (1969) In 1987, established the world’s first publicly funded dialysis programme. Initially, cost of dialysis up to $4000 a month Cost of dialysis reduced to around $100 a month Dr Khoo Oon Teik, founder of the NKF For more details go to:

15 - Interior of Dialysis Centre Facilities & Services NKF patients are cared for by well-trained professionals in dialysis centres that have obtained ISO certification

16 - Dialysis in progress Facilities & Services Inserting the catheters... Monitoring the patient’s BP...

17 Facilities & Services The NKF’s customized patients’ exercise program: - Aimed at improving flexibility and strength of joints and structure - Closely monitored by highly trained health professionals - Help patients in their treatment and recovery.

18 The auditorium This well-equipped auditorium can sit up to 200 people and is used regularly for lectures and talks. This is where the talk will be conducted

19 Patients’ Assistance Programme Types of assistance Island-wide dialysis centres Haemodialysis (Artificial kidneys) vs Advanced peritoneal dialysis Rehabilitation Subsidies

20 Location of NKF Dialysis Centres

21 Peritoneal Dialysis Centre Address : Blk 102 Aljunied Cres # Singapore Dialysis Stations : 18 Patient Capacity : 108 Tel : (65)

22 Patients’ Assistance Programme Subsidies Help patients to pay for private dialysis (up to $2600- $4000 a month) Over 57% of patients couldn’t afford the amount, many are elderly Amount of subsidy given varies Elderly and the handicapped are given more help

23 Educational Programmes 1.Health Screenings –Mobile health clinics: Public health education Early detection and intervention Taxi driver screening

24 2. Health education Health talks and workshops Kidney disease and its prevention Risk factors of kidney disease Diabetes, hypertension management Nutrition Learning journeys Educational Programmes

25 1-week attachment to the School Resource Centre Industrial Attachment Opened doors…. to tap on the teachers’ expertise in developing NKF’s school education programme offer teachers an opportunity to work with a fun-raising organisation. What is the involvement…..

26 Why a NKF visit? Making links to curriculum: Help students visualise what is dialysis Help students understand importance of the excretory system Educate students on kidney disease and its prevention

27 Why a NKF visit? National Education: Help students understand the importance of prevention of kidney disease To ensure a healthier population To increase students compassion for kidney patients To increase awareness of importance organ donation and organ pledging

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