Full training on ear wax removal by irrigation, best practice, techniques and equipment choices. This course is suitable for someone who is both new to irrigation or to someone who is already trained and needs to refresh their confidence and competency.
This one-day course is particularly useful for clinicians who may not have performed earwax removal for an extended period or have not practised this skill since their original training. This is especially useful for clinicians who wish to use loupes as a cost-effective alternative to other techniques.
This course is also beneficial to practice nurses who may have performed irrigation techniques for many years who wish to refresh their techniques with the latest safe working practices.
On successful completion of the course trainees will be able to:
- Identify ear abnormalities and understand onward referral guidelines
- Understand cerumenolytics (ear wax softening agents) and their effectiveness
- Show clinical competency in aural care techniques, using loupes for irrigation, and instrumentation
- Complete safe removal of ear wax and understand medico legal issues
- Demonstrate patient centred care and appropriate communication with patients and significant others with and without hearing loss
- Reflect on the areas of gaining consent, documentation, and further ear care management
- Use correct management of health and safety issues and management of infection control
- Demonstrate appropriate history taking with clinical reasoning
- Discuss aftercare and offer advice on next actions regarding hearing and ear care