The Productive Ward – Toolkit
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The Productive Ward - Toolkit 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.
This module is a reference manual for all the tools mentioned within The Productive Ward programme: each tool is clearly and simply explained. The tools are not designed to be used in a stand alone
fashion. They should be used as you implement the other modules in the Productive Ward series.
Tools are the easy and fun bit but these alone will rarely get you results. They will help you get results only as part of a radical change in thinking on your ward. The real challenge will be
leading your team towards your defined vision of a safer, more timely and more dignified experience for your patients.It is very tempting to jump straight for the Toolkit when starting the Productive
Ward. You need to remember that tools are just a means to an end. In the same way as having a set of wrenches and spanners does not necessarily mean you can fix a car, just possessing the Productive
Ward toolkit is not enough for successful implementation.
Start to use these tools only after you are confident you have prepared to the level the Ward Leader's Guide module recommends. It will help you implement the Productive Ward on your ward and
overcome problems. Have this toolkit to hand when implementing the Productive Ward modules.
The learning objectives for this course are:
To provide you with a step by step guide to all of the tools used in The Productive Ward.
To give you the principles behind each of the tools
To help you learn how and when to apply the tools to support implementation of The Productive Ward.
Welcome and Introduction
Video Waste Walk
Calculating Related Incidents
Module Action Planner
Time Benefit Quantification
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 - 2 hours. 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.
This module is targeted specifically at individuals undertaking modules within The Productive Ward programme.
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There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
This e-learning module is designed to offer underpinning knowledge to support the roll out of the Productive Series. Whilst learning can occur at any time, the Productive Series has been purposefully
designed in a modular form to allow teams to implement the programmes in a sequential manner starting with the Foundation modules and progressing to the Process modules. The NHS Institute therefore
strongly recommends that implementation follows the recommended path to ensure the best opportunity to realise the benefits which the programme can deliver and ensure they are sustained.