BHRS Certification The Log Books

In order to achieve BHRS Certification, candidates must complete and submit a logbook

NEW LOG BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

The certification and examination process and format has changed this year (2020) for those candidates sitting ‘Devices’.  EP candidates will still be required to complete the usual log book which has been updated.  New log books are available below for download.

DEVICES LOG BOOK (PDF)
DEVICES LOG BOOK (WORD)
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY LOG BOOK (PDF)
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY LOG BOOK (WORD)
NURSES CLINICAL LOG BOOK GUIDELINES

Log Books

In order to achieve British Heart Rhythm Society Certification, candidates must complete and submit a logbook.

The logbook component is very important and requires a significant amount of time and effort to complete. A candidate who does not specialise in cardiac rhythm management will find it difficult to complete the logbook within the specified deadline. The Certification Committee would expect candidates to have a minimum of two years experience in cardiac rhythm management prior to sitting the examination or completing the logbook.

IMPORTANT NOTE: all patient identifiable information must be anonymised in the log books. Inclusion of any patient identifiable information is a clear breach of patient confidentiality and a serious governance issue. Markers have been instructed to return log books and fail candidates if they have patient identifiable information in their log books.

In some cases, a candidate may be required to apply for an honorary contract to enable them to visit other hospitals to undertake procedures and collate data for their log book and this additional time must be factored in when completing a log book.

You will be asked to start your logbook after sitting the examination. The 2020 and onwards log book must be completed over a 18 month period, during which time candidates must take and pass the BHRS examination. You will be informed of your deadline after you take the examination. Log books previous to 2020 are completed over a two year period.

If you have sat your exam in 2019 and have started the old style logbook but wish to use the new logbook you can. It is fine to use any evidence already collected.

The deadline for log book submission, for candidates sitting the exam in November 2020, is 16th May 2022.  All candidates have 18 months from sitting the examination to complete and submit their logbook.  Due to the pandemic, where there is limited access to devices for implant and follow up that are required for your logbook, an extension will be granted. All extensions are for a maximum of 12 months.

Candidates completing log books prior to the 2020 versions have a 2 years.

NEW LOGBOOK (2020 & ONWARDS)

The new style logbook should be submitted online.  Please use the logbook submission form.

PRE-2020 LOGBOOKS

All log books must be submitted electronically via Dropbox to exam-logbook@bhrs.com. You complete ONE log book only and the log book should not exceed 2GB (as this is the maximum Dropbox will allow). More details can be found below. Further instructions of how to use dropbox can be found here.  Please note we are currently looking at different technology to make this process easier so this may change prior to submission but we will inform you if this does.

Due to the pandemic where there is limited access to devices for implant and follow up that are required for your logbook an extension will be granted.  All extensions are for a maximum of 12 months.

For the Devices Log Book you do not need to collect accompanying evidence i.e. print outs on implant or follow-up, ecg’s, holter reports etc. Your cases instead will be signed off by your accredited assessor. EP Log Books remain the same so evidence will need providing as specified.

Due to pandemic anyone having difficulties collecting evidence will be given a maximum of 12 months extension.  Please make us aware if you require an extension.  

Requests for log book extensions must always be submitted via email (and not by telephone) to exam-logbook@bhrs.com giving full reasons why an extension is being sought. Requests will then be considered on a case by case basis by the certification committee. Please note that extension requests require clear mitigating circumstances (e.g. ill-health, pregnancy). Extensions will not be given for candidates who have failed to achieve the requisite number or type of devices. No extension will be awarded retrospectively. Also, please note that any request for an extension needs to be received a month before the log book should be submitted.

MORE LOGBOOK FAQS

Note from Chair of Certification

We will audit 10% of log book submissions and as such you may be contacted by BHRS and asked to formally post your entire log book and supporting information to BHRS as part of our audit processes.  The log books are now available in both word and pdf versions to aid electronic completion and submission.

FAQs

BHRS Certification

The logbook component is very important and requires a significant amount of time and effort to complete. The Certification Committee would expect candidates to have a minimum of two years’ experience in cardiac rhythm management prior to sitting the examination or completing the logbook.
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