We’ll post tips, tricks and user guides here to help you get the best out of the work diary and RCA logbook apps.
The FileMaker Logbook was first released in 1997, designed to run on Windows 95 and Apple OS 7. Since then there have been PC versions through to Windows 10, and Apple systems through to El Capitan.
To access logbooks on older computers download a previous version.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Training Committee is aware of problems caused as a result of a third party logbook provider ceasing to update their software. We understand that trainees have experienced data loss and subsequent difficulties gathering evidence for ARCP panels. The RCoA is currently investigating logbooks as part of a wider review of all technology solutions in use at the College. The CCT curriculum states: ‘Trainees should record, in a suitable paper or electronic logbook, the details of anaesthetics given by them: this is mandatory. The only stipulation that the College makes is that the Logbook Summary section of the personal portfolio must be in the format shown in Appendix 10.’
All those who are keeping a logbook may wish to consider these guiding principles.
Royal College of Anaesthetists