Occupational Therapist Shaun Masters has successfully delivered the first ever CPD care cot seminar at Kidz exhibition.
Aimed at assisting healthcare professionals with care cot prescriptions, the Theraposture Trusted Assessor gave the talk at a well-attended CPD seminar at Kidz to Adultz South.
The Kidz South exhibition provided the opportunity for therapists, carers and families to see and experience the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.
In addition to specialist exhibition stands, the show included CPD-accredited educational seminars focusing on a range of topics vital to everyday professional practice.
Masters’ session was the first to be focused on care cots and he is planning further associated topics in the future.
The session entitled ‘Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling’, explored the aspects to consider when specifying beds for maximum occupation.
It highlighted the difficulties faced with prescribing paediatric sleeping solutions and discussed the wider implications on health and day-to-day function whilst examining our nature to care for others.
Topics also featured future proofing for a child’s needs as they develop and how this has an impact on parent and carer capabilities.
Over 75 Occupational Therapists attended the seminar to hear more about Masters’ experience as a fellow healthcare professional in terms of choosing future-proofed solutions.
He explained that the cheapest cot is not always the best choice for long term value and durability and a fully modular design gives flexibility for future or varying needs.
Other key areas that Shaun illustrated at Kidz South included legislation regarding safe working heights and entrapment risks.