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Ear Care Courses for Nurses and HCAs

M&K Update event

Monday 11 December 2017

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Course Overview

A practical ear care course for Healthcare Support Workers.

Develop safe practice in ear irrigation (syringing) which attracts a high level of litigation.

Course Content

Review of anatomy and physiology

Examination of the ear using an otoscope

Common ear problems

  • foreign bodies
  • earache
  • infection
  • earwax blockage (cerumen impaction)

Ear irrigation (formally known as Ear Syringing)

Risk assessment

Practical workshop


Course aims and outcomes

  • Be able to correctly use an otoscope for examining the ear.
  • Understand treatment of minor ear problems using best practice rationales.
  • Correctly irrigate an ear for cerumen impaction and be aware of the complications

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If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them  in advance of the course to let them know.