Adam Ferry OT to present latest CPD assisted bathing education at OTAC Midlands

 In association with award-winning Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist, will be presenting a new CPD-accredited seminar at OTAC Midlands which focuses on the importance of bathing for positive sleep and routines.

Occupational Therapy Adaptations Conference (Midlands), Drayton Manor Hotel, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Drayton Bassett, B78 3TW. 9am-4pm.

Bathing and Sleep – joining the dots

Date: 22nd January 2020

Time: 11:00 – 11:30am

Location: Theatre 2

Speaker: Adam Ferry, The OT Service, in association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions

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. We will discuss the impact on children and 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

Adam is an independently practising OT who helps deliver the nationwide Abacus CPD training programme and ‘Lunch and Learn’ assisted bathing workshops. In addition to attending his OTAC seminar, healthcare professionals will be able to gather evidence-based bathing case studies, guides to DFG bath funding and details regarding Abacus “Lunch and Learn” assisted bathing workshops. The longer and wider Gemini 2000 platform bath with unique dual lift functionality will be available at the show for visitors to understand its future proofed design. This pioneering approach to bathing helped the Gemini 2000 achieve the Excellence in Caring Award at last year’s OT Show.