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Latest Free Abacus Academy CPD Webinar to focus on Bathing and Sleep

To coincide with World Sleep Day, Abacus and The OT Service will be hosting a FREE Abacus Academy CPD webinar for occupational therapists entitled: ‘Bathing and sleeping – joining the dots.’

17th March 2021, 12 noon – 1pm (live with OT Q&A) and 6-7pm (pre-recorded with live OT Q&A).

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A Zoom video link will be sent prior to the event. CPD certificates will be available to all attendees.

Bathing and Sleeping – Joining the dots

Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist

Bathing assessments often become focused on the physical transfer of getting in and out of the bath. In this session we consider the occupation of bathing with a particular focus on how bathing can support sleep and positive routines. In support of World Sleep day on March 19th we consider their ‘Healthy sleep for healthy future’ message by considering the impact of sleep on education, behaviour, cognition, play, mental and physical health.  

We will discuss bathing from the perspective of the child, their parents as well as adults and their carers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Delegates will reflect on bathing as a meaningful occupation
  • Greater appreciation of the link between bathing and sleep
  • Consider impact of a positive bedtime routine on clients and their carers
  • Develop greater understanding of equipment available to support bathing as a meaningful occupation

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Published: 4th March 2021

Source: Abacus Healthcare