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Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions will be launching its new online Abacus Academy educational resource for healthcare professionals working in the assisted bathing arena, with CPD-accredited training and guidance available.

Designed to support healthcare professionals, including occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists and moving and handling practitioners, the new Abacus Academy will help enhance everyday practice. The resource will provide the latest CPD training and guidance to support work in the assisted bathing arena with a variety of free material.

Coinciding with The OT Show, the Abacus Academy will launch on 25 November 2020. The specialist bath manufacturer developed the educational platform in response to the changing CPD needs of healthcare professionals, particularly with restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The web-based resource will include a range of educational videos and material to ensure users achieve better outcomes in the bathroom.

Alongside theoretical and practical advice from leading OTs, opportunities for free CPD training, webinars and client video assessments will be available. Educational material will include engaging case studies and there will be the ability to request rapid bath quotations through the portal.

Topics, such as evidence-based practice, posture, and moving and handling, will feature first through bitesize videos and detailed information in the Abacus Academy.

Peter Eckhardt, CEO of Gainsborough Healthcare Group, explained: “We are continually focused on the needs of everyone associated with assisted bathing. Education, in particular, we believe is vital for delivering better outcomes hence our new online Academy strives to enhance professional practice.

“This hub for educational excellence will continue to grow with the latest guidance from our OT partners and highly experienced Assessors. With visit to exhibitions and group meetings limited, professionals now have the convenience of learning about assisted bathing 24/7 and without travel.

“I encourage all healthcare professionals to start benefiting from this free resource so disabled bathers, families and carers can benefit from greater insight through qualified, quality CPD.”

Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions works closely with OTs and carers.

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