Ear Irrigation

Ear Irrigation Training Course | Ear Care Training

Ear care and ear irrigation training course

Our ear irrigation training course covers the safe use of ear irrigation equipment and many other aspects of general ear care, giving healthcare workers and registered nurses all the skills and knowledge required to support patient and service-users’ ear health.

The ear care training we provide is always delivered by medical experts who have vast on-the-job experience in ear irrigation, ear problem identification and all subjects covered during the course. Upon completion, attendees will have improved awareness of the possible issues patients may face with their ear health, and the confidence to treat general problems or refer for more specialist intervention where necessary.

Ear irrigation by machine can be a much easier and safer that traditional syringing for removing ear wax build-up, but it’s essential that you understand any contraindications and can operate the equipment accurately.

By implementing your ear care training in the workplace you can ease patient discomfort, help to mitigate the risk of an escalating problem and help to ease the pressure on organisational resources, such as GP consultations and prescription costs.

What’s covered on our ear care and irrigation training course?

The course covers a wide range of essential ear care topics and procedures, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the outer, middle and inner ear
  • Otoscopy
  • Common ear problems – wax, cholesteatoma, perforations, foreign objects, infections
  • Risk assessment – weighing up the benefits and risks of ear irrigation
  • Indications and contraindications to ear irrigation
  • Consent and documentation
  • Ear irrigation procedure
  • Decontamination of equipment
  • Aftercare and general ear care advice
  • Accountability

Course duration

Our Ear Care and Ear Irrigation training course is completed in one day, over a 6 hour session.

Assessment and certification

The course process consists of continual assessment by the course tutor, case studies, practical scenarios, OSCE's and workbook completion. 

Following the course, delegates are required to receive appropriate mentor supervision in order to support their learning and its practical application in the workplace.

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed correctly.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our registered nurse trainers to provide onsite competency assessments, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Upon successful completion of the ear care and ear irrigation training course, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

Please note: our ear care and ear irrigation training course is only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

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