The Affiliate logbook has been created to meet the needs of surgeons who are not otherwise eligible to use MALT. Users can record and store data as a personal log of surgical procedures, use it as a tool for self audit or contribute case data to a peer review audit group.
Please contact the Morbidity Audits Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in trialling usage of this logbook.
Access to this logbook type will be via an annual subscription fee of A$360. The College is currently in the process of accommodating this electronic payment through the RACS website. In the interim, the Affiliate logbook is being provided to interested surgeons free of charge until such time as the payment process has been implemented. Once the payment system for the logbook is implemented your access will cease unless you opt to subscribe to the yearly subscription.
Any data you enter during the free period will still be available upon subscription. It will also remain available if you become a member of the College, such as a Fellow or SIMG.
If you choose not to continue subscription, your case data can be extracted prior to access being suspended.
On request to the MALT Helpdesk, users will be allocated the Affiliate logbook.
On first accessing MALT you will need to :
- Set-up your MALT Account screen – the only item that you will need to complete on your account screen for usage of the Affiliate Logbook is entering the Hospitals that you work at.
General information on MALT including User Guides can be found by clicking the MALT Support & Helpdesk link below
This field is used to record your role in theatre for each surgical procedure. The following selection options are available:
- Primary surgeon
- Assisting (scrubbed)
- Observing (not scrubbed)
This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list.
MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded in a case.
If you cannot find the procedure you want to enter, click on the 'can't find my procedure' option on the case entry screen and send the name of the procedure you are looking for to MALT staff.
Affiliate MALT users have access to a range of standard reports as well as Qlikview Self-Audit reports, all accessible from the reports tab in MALT.
For reporting needs not met by the standard reports, please contact the Morbidity Audits Support Team. They may be able to assist with production of a custom report.
Accessing MALT and support
MALT access and support documentation can be found in the links below.