BSDS Surgical Logbook / Database
Download latest version here:
There are a few versions. It is mainly aimed at procedure logging and histology tracking, I realise that there are other formal assessment tools; this isn't intended to replace those, just supplement them.
You can print anonymised record if you wish, using a basic 'report' which might be useful for procedure type & quantity assessments.
I have zipped the three files, as some email programs don’t like receiving attachments that are databases. Just extract somewhere on the hard drive.
1. This one is the best, looks nicest and has most features. It runs on windows pcs.
Microsoft access 2007 (most people have a copy these days). Password is ‘bsds’
2. This is the older version (maintained for compatability)
Microsoft access 2003 (no photo storage support)
3. HanDbase version (password is ‘1234’
This is multiplatform, and available to download from:
The professional version at $39.99 is the one most people will need, for windows and a variety of pocket-pc or smartphone devices.
There is a mac version, and a iphone version, users will need to decide and just browse the site to find the right version.
1. If you can't open an access 2007 version and want to, you don’t have to buy access 2007. There is a free download from Microsoft that should allow it to run:
2. If you are employed by the NHS you can buy a genuine Microsoft Office 2007 DVD for £8.95 !!
3. The default database password can be changed by the user if the database is opened in "exclusive mode"
4. Depending on your Access security settings, you may get a message in Vista about a 'security concern' - this is fine, just click ok (it depends where the file is saved on the hard drive, to stop this each user has to create a "trusted location", but you don't need to really).
5. The maximum database size is set at 2 gigabytes by Microsoft - therefore, unless you resize images to approx 1024x768 and use JPG format the picture functionality can get unwieldy & slow, with modern digital cameras some pictures are in excess of 4meg each (4meg images = approx 500 pictures max then; 1meg images = 2000 etc). Be aware of this! If the database reaches maximum size, just continue by starting a new one. I do it on an annual basis anyway.
6. I plan to offer a limited service updating and improving the core of the database as and when I get time, and in response to comments. The records can then be exported and re-imported into any future updates.
7. Backup/export records regularly!
thanks for your interest, feel free to distribute and comment! I am working on the Mohs database.
Ashley Cooper October 2009