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Working alongside Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Adam Ferry, respected Occupational Therapist, will be delivering a brand new CPD-accredited bathing seminar at Kidz to Adultz North.

Adam is an independently practising occupational therapist with The OT Service. With the support of professional peers, he helps deliver the nationwide Abacus CPD training programme and ‘Lunch and Learn’ assisted bathing workshops.

Qualifying as an OT in 2007, Adam developed his skills within hospital emergency care. He currently manages OT services in three community rehabilitation units and one acute hospital.

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Over recent years, Adam has established a national profile within the private sector and works with manufacturers such as Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions. He will be presenting at Kidz North, organised by the charity Disabled Living, so that healthcare professionals, carers and parents can understand more fully the importance of bathing for disabled children and young adults.

Seminar: Bathing and Sleep – joining the dots

Time and date: 10:30am, Seminar Room 1, Kidz North, EventCity, Manchester, 14th November 2019

Synopsis: Bathing assessments often become focused on the physical transfer of getting in and out of the bath. This session explores the occupation of bathing with a particular focus on how bathing can support sleep and positive routines. It discusses 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

In terms of the latest assisted baths, Abacus will be showcasing its new larger Gemini 2000 on stand C3 at Kidz North.

Adam will join the senior representatives from Abacus who will be able to demonstrate, in their view, why the Gemini 2000 is the largest, most effective platform bath on the market. This future-proofed, power assisted solution provides space appropriate bathing for both disabled children and young adults with a two-metre length that can be adjusted.

With its unique double lift functionality and integrated platform, transfers are safer and carers can provide personal care without risking back injury.

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