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Next week, accessible toilet specialist Closomat is hosting a free webinar for occupational therapists (OTs) that focuses on bariatric clients and wash and dry toilets.

Run in conjunction with The OT Service, the session will address what is being talked about by OTs right now to ensure it is relevant, according to Closomat.

Titled ‘Plus-size clients and wash and dry toilets’, the webinar will take place on 19 October 2022 at 12pm. It will last for 30 minutes. Interested OTs can register for free here.

The webinar will cover what obesity is and why is it important to take a person-first approach to language.

OTs will also learn about how being plus-sized can affect occupational performance. They will also find out what anthropometrics is and why it is important.

Finally, the webinar will cover what equipment can be used to help facilitate toileting for bariatric clients.

Robin Tuffley, Marketing Manager at Closomat, said: “We’ve been running our very successful webinar programme since the very first Covid lockdown, and the huge thirst for knowledge amongst OTs, particularly in the area of toileting, is still there.

“After consulting with OTs, we recognised that there was a role for punchier sessions, to complement the more in-depth webinars, which could be attended during a lunch hour, for example.”

At the end of the webinar, a live Q&A will take place between senior OTs from the OT Service. It will also feature a product demonstration.

Closomat developed its online ‘Learn and Lunch’ learning series for OTs in April 2021, and it has been “growing in popularity” ever since. The sessions are designed to enable OTs to enhance their practice and support their professional development by focussing on a range of “hot topics” in the area of assisted toileting.

Next week’s session is the last in Closomat’s ‘Learn and Lunch’ series for 2022.

Previous webinars have explored the impact of neurological trauma on bathroom activity, post-stroke adaptations as part of a rehabilitation plan, and accessible bathroom design to support independent ageing.

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