Ear Irrigation

This ear irrigation course supports healthcare assistants and Registered Nurses to provide basic ear care, including irrigation, safely and effectively. Delegates on this course are required to receive supervision from an appropriate mentor to support their learning and practical application in the workplace.


3 to 6 hours


Anatomy and physiology of the outer, middle and inner ear


Ear wax

Ear drops



Consent and documentation

Contraindications to ear irrigation

Decontamination of equipment

Ear irrigation procedure



Role of the mentor

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training courses. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do contact us.

Please note...

This training course is only available to employers (NHS Trusts, CCG's, Care Providers, Independent Hospitals) that are able to provide onsite training facilities for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

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