MALT - SET in Vascular Surgery

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Trainees in this program are welcome to use MALT to record procedures. However, please be aware that MALT reports are not accepted by the Board of Vascular Surgical Training. Trainees should check with the Board to ensure they are meeting the reporting requirements of the SET program.

Usage

MALT can be used at any SET level to record and store data as a personal log of procedures performed or as a comprehensive audit tool. MALT reports will not be accepted by the Board of Vascular Surgical Training.

Logbooks

Trainees will be allocated  a SET - SNOMED Vascular Surgery logbook:

This logbook uses the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with specific terms identified to be included in the MALT Logbook Summary Report for Vascular Surgery International Medical Graduates. These terms are known within the MALT system as Board Reporting Terms. The MALT Logbook Summary Report will only show procedure counts for these Board Reporting Terms. A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the MALT Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report tab.

Important: Neither the Logbook Summary Report or the All Procedures Logged Report are valid for submission to the Training Board and they are for personal use only.

Trainees who have transferred from a different specialty, where access has been granted to MALT, will retain access to the logbook from that specialty for reporting.

Supervisors

MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate Supervisor.

Nominated supervisor: Surgeon overseeing training
Alternate supervisor: Surgeon in theatre with you

There is no requirement for Supervisors in Vascular Surgery to use MALT.

Individual cases do not require Supervisor approval from within the MALT system (see approval process below), but Supervisors will be informed when a Trainee initially selects them in MALT.

If they wish, Supervisors can view cases for the Trainees they are supervising and provide comments on specific cases.

Procedures

The SET - SNOMED Vascular Surgery logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list with selected terms identified as Board Reporting Terms  (Excel 9.66 MB).

The MALT Logbook Summary Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms.

A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the MALT Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report tab.

Please note that both the Logbook Summary Report and the All Procedures Logged Report are for personal use only and are not valid for submission to the Training Board.

For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.

Approval process

Cases move through a non-supervisory workflow progression from "Draft" to "Completed".

  1. Fill in and save the case (Draft).
  2. Ensure all cases are marked as Complete (Completed).
  3. Reports can then be generated on MALT data. Note that these reports will not be accepted by the Training Board and are provided for personal use only.

Rotation Periods

Rotation Period is a mandatory field in MALT.  As MALT is provided to Australian Vascular Surgery Trainees as a personal log/self-audit tool, this field is automatically populated with "N/A".


Access MALT

MALT is accessed via the College website. 

Log in by clicking on the Portfolio icon in the top right-hand corner of any webpage. Enter your College username and password.

From your Portfolio Dashboard, click on any of the 'My Logbook' icons to be directed to MALT. Alternatively, select the Portfolio 'My Audits' tab and then click the Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT) icon.

Support

User guides and documentation

Helpdesk

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0939
Email: malt@surgeons.org