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International Rehabilitation Network
Annual rept. 29 Sep 2000-28 Sep 2001
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILIATION CHICAGO IL
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The International Rehabilitation Networks goal is to improve the quality of services for land mine survivors and other amputees through the dissemination of educational programs to rehabilitation professionals. This has been accomplished through the use of information telecommunications technologies and computer-based training. The network supplements current in-country clinical care by providing cost-effective and sustainable links to U.S. centers of excellence in prosthetics, orthotics, and rehabilitation. The CIR has implemented a 10-month distance-learning program in Lower Extremity Prosthetics. The curriculum is delivered over WebCT Courseware and has been made available to 23 students in 10 centers in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. The educational material is supplemented by interactive hybrid CD-ROM that adjusts for low ban-widths. The CIR will seamlessly integrate WebCTs distance learning platform with database capabilities that will allow us to perform the requisite data management functions through an integrated login system for the CIRN members. The types of data managed by the CIR are 1 regional rehabilitation center data, and 2 outcome measurement data.
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