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Abacus to explore clinical reasoning for assisted bathing with OT-led seminar at OTAC Southampton

Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist, in association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, will present the CPD seminar “Exploration of medical and functionally focused bathing” at OTAC Southampton.

Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (Southampton)
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, UK. 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Exploration of medical and functionally focused bathing
8th September 2021
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Theatre 1

Speaker: Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist, in association with
Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions

Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, award-winning Abacus is a respected power-assisted bath manufacturer based in the UK. Its spacious Gemini 2000 hi-lo platform bath won the prestigious OT Show Excellence in Caring Award and is a proven future-proofed solution for disabled children and adults. Abacus also provides a completely accessible bathroom service, from design to installation and beyond, that ensures bathers benefit from greater safety and comfort in domestic and rehabilitation settings. This product and service provision is enhanced by a comprehensive educational programme through the Abacus Academy – this latest OTAC CPD seminar reflects the quality and content that is freely available to Occupational Therapists.

Support for bathing, particularly in adults, is often focused on medical need rather than occupational ‘want’. This session will consider the clinical reasoning behind bathing and medically focused evidence base, including skin conditions and pain, as well as perceptions around when bathing is not appropriate due to diagnosis.

Learning outcomes

  • Reflection on the perceptions about who can bathe and why
  • Consider the impact of specific medical conditions on bathing
  • Critically analyse the application of occupational therapy core beliefs
  • Understand the relationship between bathing and occupational performance
  • Develop greater understanding of equipment available to support bathing as a meaningful occupation

The educational session, which counts towards CPD hours for delegates, will be supported by an Abacus bath display on stand 4. Adam will be joined on the stand by an Abacus Regional Assessment Manager who together, will be able to discuss individual client cases and suggest possible solutions for better bathing outcomes. A range of free material will be available to take away including evidence-based case studies and DFG guides.

Published: 26th August 2021

Source: Abacus Healthcare