The Productive Ward - Patient Status at a Glance

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The Productive Ward - Patient Status at a Glance forms part of the Foundation level of The Productive Series: Releasing Time to Care™ programme. The Productive Series has been specifically designed to help frontline staff spend more time on patient care, reduce waste and improve efficiency.

Ward staff are regularly interrupted for a wide variety of reasons and our studies have shown that nurses can be interrupted once every 6 minutes. They may be asked where something is, where a member of staff is, how to do something and finally, people frequently ask about the status of a patient.

The ward team, visiting multi-disciplinary staff, bank and agency staff need easy to access patient status information in order to carry out their roles.

Patients should be on our wards because they are receiving care not because they are waiting for something to happen. Patient Status at a Glance seeks to make information on patient status clear to those who need it. It seeks to help plan the patient journey visibly and to reduce the number of times your staff are interrupted, thus releasing time to care.

This module will help you to determine the best use of visual information to support patient care; including how to develop patient information boards on your ward. The module will ask you to think about; how you can make patient information visual, what should patient boards be used for and what type of information should they contain? Who should update the information and how often? How should confidentiality issues be dealt with?

On completion of this course you will:

  • understand what causes interruptions
  • understand how the principle of visualisation works and why it is important to all staff
  • understand how to communicate changes in patient status
  • understand how to make audit a positive activity that help sustain the team's improvements


Lesson Plan


  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Prepare
  • Assess
  • Diagnose
  • Plan
  • Treat
  • Evaluate
  • Patient Status at a Glance



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a City & Guilds accredited certificate.


Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is targeted specifically at those who manage or work within a nursing ward environment for example, nursing staff and healthcare assistants.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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