Ear Care Training

Ear Care Training

CPD Points 6 | Duration 1 Days | £144.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

Our Ear Care training course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to safely assess the need for and perform ear irrigation using specialised ear irrigation devices.

This training covers how to perform this procedure in a variety of settings, including general practice, community care, emergency, residential care and pharmacy. It is healthcare professionals already working in a healthcare setting with appropriate supervision and support - including both those with no prior knowledge of aural care or those who need an update in their skills and knowledge base.

Delegates will leave our Ear Care course with a competency based assessment document, which will enable them to undertake a period of supervised mentoring and practice.

A practical demonstration of how to use the propulse machine is included in this training however please note that we do not practice on “live subjects”.

This Ear Care training is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • To correctly identify the anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • To understand consent and capacity and the relevance to ear care
  • To be able to describe the importance of data protection and confidentiality
  • To identify common minor ear abnormalities and ailments
  • To be able to take an appropriate clinical history and informed consent
  • To be able to correctly use an otoscope and other equipment
  • To understand treatment of minor ear problems using best practice rationales
  • To be familiar with current clinical evidence and product range
  • To understand use and cleaning of necessary equipment
  • To describe and understand how to correctly irrigate an ear for cerumen impaction and be aware of the complications
  • To be able to make appropriate records and refer to other health professionals where necessary
  • To understand the legal issues in relation to ear care
  • To develop the knowledge and skills to correctly assess patients who require ear care / aural hygiene
  • To understand the importance of evidenced based practice and regular updates
  • To be able to use the ear irrigation equipment when required

Course Content

  • Role, responsibilities and clinics
  • Accountability guidelines and requirements
  • Ear anatomy and physiology
  • How we hear
  • The function of the ear
  • Indications for ear irrigation
  • Clinical context – consultation skills, history taking and differential assessment
  • Examination of the ear using an otoscope
  • The normal tympanic membrane
  • Common ear problems: foreign bodies, earache, infection, earwax blockage (cerumen impaction)
  • Ear irrigation (syringing) and reasons for carrying it out
  • Complications/problems and how to address them
  • Equipment and consumables
  • Products & devices update – prescription and OTC range
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Relevant policies and procedures
  • Risk assessment
  • Contraindications to ear irrigation
  • Health and safety
  • Patient safety
  • Appropriate documentation – good record keeping and confidentiality
  • Patient advice
  • Discussion and sharing of good practice
  • Legal aspects
  • Prescribing
  • Consent and capacity
  • Competence and supervised practice
  • Practice session
  • Case Studies
  • Treatments including OTC
  • Risks and alternative therapies
  • Research and evidence based practice

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • Nurses
  • HCAs
  • AHPs
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Course Rating

This Course is Rated
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(100%) * Based on evalutations completed at the end of each course.

Course Dates Call 01661 844327 to make a telephone booking

Start DateEnd DateDurationStart TimeEnd TimeVenueCPD PointsPriceBookEnquire
Wed, 22nd Nov 2017Wed, 22nd Nov 20171 Day09:30 am16:00 pm Maryville House, Belfast, BT9 6LN6£144BookEnquire
Mon, 4th Dec 2017Mon, 4th Dec 20171 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 16th Jan 2018Tue, 16th Jan 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 15th Feb 2018Thu, 15th Feb 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 8th Mar 2018Thu, 8th Mar 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 1st May 2018Tue, 1st May 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 3rd May 2018Thu, 3rd May 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 24th May 2018Thu, 24th May 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm Maryville House, Belfast, BT9 6LN6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 12th Jul 2018Thu, 12th Jul 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Mon, 6th Aug 2018Mon, 6th Aug 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Wed, 19th Sep 2018Wed, 19th Sep 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 2nd Nov 2018Fri, 2nd Nov 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Wed, 28th Nov 2018Wed, 28th Nov 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
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