The Abacus Academy, providing free CPD bathing education to healthcare professionals, is now live.
Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions has announced the launch to coincide with the OT Show, which is taking place today as part of the Virtual Care Festival.
As previously reported, Abacus has invested in its new Academy to support Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Moving and Handling Practitioners.
Containing the latest guidance from leading Occupational Therapists, the Abacus Academy is designed to enhance everyday practice with material that counts to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolios. Visitors are able to qualify for CPD certificates via reflective logs and bespoke material is available on request.
This new resource is free for professionals and will continue to develop with the aim of becoming the hub for all education regarding assisted bathing.
Topics currently available include evidence-based practice, posture, and moving and handling, with more to follow.
To complement written information, the Abacus Academy offers a platform for webinars and video assessments.
Online booking calendars are available so Occupational Therapists can book slots for video bath demonstrations, client assessments or tailored educational presentations.
Videos are broadcast from the Abacus demonstration vehicles and provide a alternative to physical meetings or exhibitions. There is no limit to the number of attendees for training.
Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Abacus has an established reputation for focusing on the needs of disabled bathers and their carers.
Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, explained: “We welcome all healthcare professionals to the new Abacus Academy. Its current content is only the beginning as it represents the platform we will use for all our education and training – whether online, in the field or at exhibitions. Our team has worked closely with our OT partners to provide quality, informed content so ultimately the occupational performance of bathers is enhanced through professional knowledge.”