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The WFNR has a 'Flying Faculty' of members willing and able to teach on educational programmes throughout the world. The WFNR receives many requests for assistance with neurorehabilitation training and the 'Flying Faculty' enables the organisation to respond to such requests. The most recent teaching courses have taken place in the Philippines, Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and India.
The Faculty usually travel at their own expense but local accommodation and food is provided by the host country.
If you are interested in taking part in this initiative, please contact Tracey Mole firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Following a productive testing phase, there are now 12 sites in 9 countries enrolling patients:
- National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
- Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
- University of Vigo, Spain
- Morinomiya Hospital, Osaka, Japan
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
- San Camillo Hospital, Venice, Italy
- Fairlawn Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
- Chonnam National University, Korea
- Ain Shams University, Egypt
- National Rehabilitation Hostital, Ireland
- St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, USA
- Fr. Muller Medical College, Karnataka, India
Other sites to recently beging their test phase include:
- Burke Rehab, White Plains, USA
- Burwood Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Gazi University, Turkey
- University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
- Hospital de L'Esperanca, Barcelona, Spain
- IRCSS San Raffaele in Milan, Italy
NEW version of Database Instruction Manual on the SIRRACT Website (version 2.0, 8.8.2011) - the updated version includes new sections on Editing Patient Information (new section 1.5) and Changing Patient Status to Inactive (new section 1.6). Download your new copy now!
Have a question or want to share a "SIRRACT moment"?
Q. We enrolled a patient and discovered soon afterwards that the patient has a DVT. The doctor ordered bed rest for over a week. How do we handle this?
A. This should be reported in the database as an adverse event. Please refer to section 1.14, Adverse Event Reporting, in the SIRRACT Database Instructions Manual for detailed instructions.
Although our protocol allows the subject to participate if the complication resolves within 7 days of admission screening, a physician's order for more than a week of bed rest implies that the patient should be withdrawn from the study. To do this, please refer to the section 1.6, Changing Patient Status to Inactive, in the Database Instruction Manual.
Q. How many data files will an MDAWN sensor gather in a typical day?
A. Usually 20-35 files for 8 hours of data collection.
Q. Our MDAWN sensors sometimes contain a very large number of files; Why?
A. Your sensors continue to collect data until they are plugged back into a live power supply or until they run out of charge, whichever comes first. If your MDAWNs have many files, it is likely that the sensor was left unplugged for a long time.
For best results, plug in your sensors each evening after removing, upload files with the MDAWN Uploader and allow to charge overnight.
Q. If a patient has an outside appointment or is very sick on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, do we provide feedback and perform the 10m assessment the next day, or is that day skipped?
A. We need one timed walk with sensors on each week, so that cannot be skipped. If the patient is unable to do it on a Wednesday, he/she can do it on Thursday. Please let us know about the change. It is acceptable if a subject misses one day of feedback as long as the subject gets at least 2 days of feedback that week.