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Occupational Therapist (OT) Adam Ferry will be presenting new CPD education at his first assisted bathing seminar of 2021 at OTAC Exeter (in association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions).

The Occupational Therapy Adaptations Conference (OTAC) Exeter takes place on 26th May 2021 from 9am-6pm at the Exeter Racecourse.

OTAC is the only free adaptations and equipment-based conference for occupational therapists in the UK.

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Running in different locations across the UK, the conference focuses on bringing suppliers and OTs together in one place with one aim: to improve the industry as a whole and provide better value to the end user.

At the upcoming OTAC Exeter, Adam will present a CPD seminar called ‘Exploration of medical and functionally focused bathing’. It will take place in Theatre 1 from 11.30am-12.30pm.

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.

The seminar will then encourage delegates to reflect on the bathing assessment process, drawing on evidence to support bathing as a meaningful occupation in itself with impacts on other aspects of daily living.

It finishes with a discussion on legislation and how bathing recommendations through both medical need and as a meaningful occupation can be supported.

By attending, OTs will reflect 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; and develop greater understanding of equipment available to support bathing as a meaningful occupation.

Alongside the seminar, Abacus will be exhibiting its award-winning Gemini 2000 hi-lo platform bath on stands 5 and 6.

Adam Ferry and a regional assessment manager from Abacus will be available at the event to provide one-to-one advice regarding appropriate bathing solutions for clients. Ongoing CPD education, with free CPD certificates, continues to be available at the Abacus Academy.

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