Hospital ward management system are a visual indicator to all staff and patients for a variety of uses. Monitoring patients in hospital is an important process, with increasing demand on staff to be efficient. As well as magnetic bed boards and surgery boards for a number of hospitals, we have worked with Southampton University Hospital to develop a series of magnetic symbols. These are to be used on ward management boards to provide an immediate visual key, identifying specific needs and the status of specific patients.
The range of icons consisting of 20 designs is still evolving as it rolls out across different wards to provide a common language across the hospital. The system can be readily adapted to suit other hospitals.
Similar projects for other NHS trusts including individual bed whiteboards, ward planning whiteboards and other hospital magnets and ward management systems.