This comprehensive and intensive two-day course covers microsuction, irrigation and instrumentation (manual tools) with all three earwax removal methods delivered in a high-quality course by experts who are skilled and experienced trainers and current, relevant clinical practitioners.
As well as extensive theoretical learning in small classes, there is the opportunity to first observe and then carry out hands-on practice under supervision with different types of equipment.
Each day, there is the opportunity to spend one-to-one time with trainers, to share experience with peers and reflect on the day’s training and practice, with the aim of successfully completing the course demonstrating robust, safe practice.
At the end of the course, your knowledge and skills in all the competencies will support you in delivering effective ear care management.
The course will cover the use of microsuction, irrigation and instrumentation (manual tools) using loupe headsets with supervised practical sessions with patients at our onsite clinic.
On successful completion of the ear wax removal training, trainees will be able to
- Understand ear anatomy, physiology, and common ear conditions.
- Identify ear abnormalities and understand onward referral guidelines.
- Demonstrate excellent otoscopy skills.
- Understand common ear problems.
- Understand cerumenolytics (ear wax softening agents) and their effectiveness.
- Understand proper use of earwax removal methods and their contraindications.
- Show clinical competency in aural care techniques, microsuction, electronic 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.
- Develop a deeper understanding of business practices, how to expand and enhance current patient offering and/or how to build a new business.