Highly popular OT-led ‘A client centred approach to bathing’ seminar returns to OTAC Newcastle
Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist, will continue his highly popular series of assisted bathing seminars at OTAC Newcastle in association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions.
Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC), Hilton Hotel Newcastle, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, NE8 2AR. 22nd October 2019. 9am–4pm.
OTAC showcases products and services for professionals and charities responsible for recommending housing adaptations and assistive equipment to disabled clients. Counting to compulsory CPD hours for healthcare professionals, OTAC seminars provide up to date information regarding a variety of topics relevant to everyday practice. As one of the most popular exhibitors at OTAC events, Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions and Adam Ferry, OT, will deliver the following presentation at the Newcastle Hilton Hotel:
A client centred approach to bathing
Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist, The OT Service. Theatre 2. 10:00 – 10:30am.
This seminar highlights clinical and legislative evidence to support bath justification and funding. Delegates will be able to discuss the wellbeing-related and safety benefits of bathing verses adapted showering, as well as the benefits to OTs of prescribing a specialist bath for clients.
This seminar is always highly attended at every OTAC as it includes content from the nationwide training programme provided by Abacus. Enhanced by a new educational vehicle, Abacus has an ongoing workshop programme which supports OTs, Physiotherapists and moving and handling practitioners free of charge. It includes product demonstrations and ‘lunch and learn’ sessions which focus on delivering a more positive bathing experience for disabled bathers and their carers.
On stand 1 at OTAC Newcastle, Abacus will be displaying its Gemini 2000 hi-lo platform bath – the largest variable height solution of its kind. This 2-metre long bath provides assured future-proof bathing for disabled children and adults along with safe working heights for carers. The Gemini 2000 reduces transfer risks and increases bather comfort through a unique ‘double-lift’ mechanism and an integrated drying, changing and bathing platform. Its inbuilt antimicrobial BioCote technology is a pioneering innovation that protects against harmful Superbugs 24/7.