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Cir Esp. 2015 Dec;93(10):651-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ciresp.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 Aug 17.

Surgical electronic logbook: A step forward.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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1
Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: cgomezd@tauli.cat.
2
Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The surgical electronic logbook (surgical e-logbook) aims to: simplify registration of the training activities of surgical residents, and to obtain reliable and detailed reports about these activities for resident evaluation.

METHODS:

The surgical e-logbook is a unique and shared database. Residents prospectively record their activities in 3 areas: surgical, scientific and teaching. We can access activity reports that are constantly updated.

RESULTS:

Study period using the surgical e-logbook: Between June 2011 and May 2013. Number of surgeries reported: 4,255. Number of surgical procedures reported: 11,907. Number of surgeries per resident per year reported: 250. Number of surgical procedures per resident per year reported: 700. Surgical activity as a primary surgeon during the first year of residency is primarily in emergency surgery (68,01%) and by laparotomy (97,73%), while during the fifth year of residency 51,27% is performed in elective surgery and laparoscopy is used in 23,10% of cases. During this period, residents participated in a total of 11 scientific publications, 75 conference presentations and 69 continuing education activities.

CONCLUSIONS:

The surgical e-logbook is a useful tool that simplifies the recording and analysis of data about surgical and scientific activities of the residents. It is a step forward in the evaluation of the training of surgical residents, however, is only an intermediate step towards the development of a larger Spanish registry.

KEYWORDS:

Educación médica; Formación quirúrgica; Libro informático del residente quirúrgico; Medical education; Surgical electronic logbook; Surgical training

PMID:
25139554
DOI:
10.1016/j.ciresp.2014.05.004
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