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Adam Ferry’s latest assisted bathing seminar at OTAC Chester generated maximum attendance from fellow OTs

A bathing seminar presented by Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist (OT), in association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, delivered the highest attendance at the recent Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC) in Chester.

OTAC events provide vital information for healthcare professionals regarding housing adaptations and specialist assistive equipment. In addition to displays from product manufacturers, the conferences include an educational programme and CPD-accredited training.

Delegates, including occupational therapists, attending Chester were able to gain information and advice during the seminars, particularly with the Abacus ‘A client-centred approach to Bathing’ presentation. Adam, from The OT Service, is integral to the Abacus ‘Lunch and Learn’ and ‘CPD Assisted Bathing Workshops’ which provide free training nationwide for carers, OTs and moving and handling specialists.

According to Abacus, its latest seminar generated significant interest at OTAC Chester with the seminar room full of delegates. It highlighted clinical and legislative evidence to support bath justification during the DFG process.

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Feedback was positive from attendees and subsequently many requested client assessment visits from the specialist Abacus team, emphasised the company.

Abacus representatives at OTAC also demonstrated the new Gemini 2000 bath – the company’s largest and longest powered platform bath with variable height. Alongside offering a future-proofed bathing for children and adults, the bath incorporates pioneering BioCote antimicrobial technology. This invisible infection-controlling solution cannot be wiped or worn away, hence providing 99.9 percent protection against harmful microbes such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant MRSA.

Abacus will be presenting its next OT-led assisted bathing seminar at Kidz in the Middle at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 21st March 2019.

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