Add status box within a theme

Hi

In the status plugin instructions there is an option to place it manually within a template. It says:

"Advanced: if you select this option, you will have to use wdqs_quick_status() function in your theme files to place Status wherever you want.
Example usage: if (function_exists("wdqs_quick_status")) wdqs_quick_status();"

I tried adding it "as is" and it does nothing, so I'm assuming I need to create the php function and add it in my theme as well?

Could any of you lovely php people tell me how I can do this to get the status box showing?

Jo