A new type of logbook

Welcome to our free logbook for anaesthesia and critical care medicine. It is the first anaesthetic logbook that

  • links cases to the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) curriculum, past exam questions, as well as guidelines and review articles from popular journals
  • uses modern web technologies to allow offline use
  • combines the best of the web and native applications
  • works across all devices (phones, tablets, laptops) and platforms (Android, Chrome OS, Windows, iOS, MacOS)
  • allows you to log your CPD activity

Whilst other logbooks are playing catch-up, we are already working on introducing the latest web features.

Lightning fast insertion of cases

We have developed "smart" forms that only show procedures that are relevant to the speciality selected. The forms are specifically designed for mobile phones so you can add cases by using the least taps possible. Our audit has shown that most cases are added in less than 90 seconds and half of them in less than a minute. The fastest case was added in just 3 seconds! Our "duplicate" helps greatly with that as it prefills the form with the previous case. This is useful for dental or obstetrics.

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We take education seriously

As mentioned above, your logbook cases are linked to the curriculum, journal articles and exam questions. These resources are shown when you view a specific case in your logbook or when you view cases for a specific day on the home page. This will help you to find relevant learning objectives from the curriculum and can be used for your work based assessments. If you are revising for your exam, why not discuss relevant past exam questions with your consultant in theatre. This is when you learn best.

Our logbook is also the first logbook that has integrated CPD activity. You can easily add and reflect on your teaching, courses and personal activities. Reports can be generated as a PDF file and uploaded to the Lifelong Learning Platform for your ARCP.

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Progressive Web App

If your browser supports modern web technologies then you will be able to use our logbook as a Progressive Web App (PWA). They work best on Google Chrome, which is installed in 50% of users in the UK, but also on Microsoft Edge, Safari and Firefox. Just like native apps, PWAs work offline but they can be installed directly from your browser. However, our app can also be found on Goole Play and the Microsoft Store.

We use the following web technologies:

  • Service Worker and IndexedDB - allows offline use
  • Single Page Application - page load time similar to native applications
  • Web Worker - prevents page blocking by performing resource-heavy tasks in the background
  • Push Notification API - receive important messages in the notfication bar of your device
  • Page Lifecycle API - improves battery usage and restores app when frozen by the OS
  • Lit HTML - fast html templates
  • ES6 Modules - easier app maintenance
  • Credential Management API - improved account security and automatic sign in
  • Trusted Web Activities - required by our Android app found on Google Play
  • And many more...

Home screen

This is where you find your most recent cases and cases that are marked as "Finish later".

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Easy data insertion

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Reports: Cases

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Reports: Operations

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Education

Cases are automatically linked to review articles, guidelines and past exam questions from the written final FRCA.

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Graphs

Summary reports are compliant with the Royal College of Anaesthetists ARCP requirements. You can view detailed saummary reports and look at cases based on hospital placement or module. We recently added an option to view graphs.

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