When do I mark a ward busy?

Marking a ward busy shows an amber colour next to the ward for 30 minutes. The post showing you how is here.

So what classifies as busy?

wardWatch envisaged busy when the ward wasn’t suitable to see patients or perform clinical skills at that time. Whether that would be because there are no suitable patients, lots of other medical students or simply there is a lot happening on the ward. Basically its down to your judgement, so we would like to here from you!

Tell us what you would class as busy on a ward, enough to let others know.

What apps should I use?

There are literally millions of apps to choose from, with both android and iOS having a broad selection to choose from. Here are few of the teams favourites (mostly across all platforms!), have some of your own? Let us know below and we will give you credit when we post it up.

Get in touch using the Ask link above.

We can’t deny it, we know the Mac side of things a bit too well…but we would really like to hear good apps, websites or programs you use with your android or windows device! If you want more choice check out – www.imedicalapps.com - we think its a good site for reviews and latest apps.

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Can I use my phone/tablet on the wards?

Short answer, it depends on the hospital and ward you are based on. As tech gets more portable, its encountered everywhere including the wards, as health professionals use them to access information or keep in touch. There are some do’s and don’ts here are some of ours.
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Can I mark a ward closed?

Marking a ward as closed means that staff and students will know the ward is not available to see patients. As a result, only admin or staff have the permissions to mark a ward as closed. This also applies for notifying users that the ward is closed due to infection.

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How do I set a ward as busy?

Setting a ward as busy, shows the colour of the ward to be Amber for 30mins.

Simply log in, pick your ward, click busy and update.

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How do I use wardWatch?

wardWatch is a website, that can be used on computers, tablets and smart phones.
This article shows the basics of getting you started with wardWatch – currently available in Ninewells Hospital.
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