OTs pour into bathing equipment session at conference


A bathroom solutions seminar presented by occupational therapy, Adam Ferry, was the most well-attended session of the recent Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC), Chester.

OTAC events provide information for healthcare professionals regarding housing adaptations and specialist assistive equipment.

In addition to displays from product manufacturers, these conferences include an educational programme and CPD-accredited training.

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Delegates, including OTs, attending Chester were able to gain information and advice during the seminars, and most attended Ferry and Abacus’ ‘A client-centred approach to Bathing’ presentation.

Ferry, 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.

The latest seminar generated strong interest with the seminar room full of delegates. It highlighted clinical and legislative evidence to support bath justification during the DFG process.

The Abacus representatives at OTAC were also able to demonstrate the new Gemini 2000 bath – the largest and longest powered platform bath with variable height.

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