To coincide with World Sleep Day, Abacus and The OT Service will be hosting a free Abacus Academy CPD webinar for occupational therapists entitled: ‘Bathing and sleeping – joining the dots.’
Hosted by occupational therapist, Adam Ferry, the webinar will be held on 17 March 2021, 12 noon – 1pm (live with OT Q&A) and 6-7pm (pre-recorded with live OT Q&A).
To book a free space on the webinar please visit: https://tinyurl.com/ndc66apa
A Zoom video link will be sent prior to the event. CPD certificates will be available to all attendees.
Adam said: “Bathing assessments often become focused on the physical transfer of getting in and out of the bath. In this session we consider the occupation of bathing with a particular focus on how bathing can support sleep and positive routines. In support of World Sleep day on March 19th we consider their ‘Healthy sleep for healthy future’ message by considering the impact of sleep on education, behaviour, cognition, play, mental and physical health.
“We will discuss bathing from the perspective of the child, their parents as well as adults and their carers.”
Learning outcomes from the event include: reflecting on bathing as a meaningful occupation; greater appreciation of the link between bathing and sleep; considering impact of a positive bedtime routine on clients and their carers; and developing greater understanding of equipment available to support bathing as a meaningful occupation.