Ear Care Training

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Excellence Centre
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This is a two day course - aimed at Healthcare Assistants/Healthcare Support Workers. The Programme is delivered face to face in a fun and relaxed group. Those taking part will learn through practical and taught sessions including a range of interactive and participative activities.

The first day, A Mentor/ Registered staff will be required to attend along with their Healthcare Assistant /Healthcare Support Worker to ensure that they have received training in ear care. Attending the first day also provides Mentors with an opportunity to update their knowledge of ear care/ear irrigation and best practice guidelines. they will also gain clarity on their professional responsibilities in relation to delegation of this activity.

The second day of training is dedicated to the Assistants and Associates to provide an opportunity for them to revise and practice the learning undertaken on day one.

Following the course, the student will require practical supervision by a mentor who has received training in ear care and attended the first day of the course.

Course Outcomes:

The course will provide attendees with:

  • An understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear.
  • Knowledge of basic ear care

They will have:

  • Familiarised themselves with the safe use of basic aural care equipment used for aural toilet and ear irrigation, having been given the opportunity to observe and practice procedures in a virtual/simulated environment.
  • A foundation of knowledge on which to base practical ear irrigation and to gain the competencies required to undertake ear care through delegation and within the boundaries and limits of their role.
  • Gained a better understanding of people with hearing loss to enable them to consider the patient holistically when providing ear care.

Course Dates:

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May 2019 - (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Location Map Links:

Kings Medical Practice Normanton: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.7005267,-1.41797...

To book a place on this course, please email: Eileenmallon@nhs.net

Dates available on arrangement

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Excellence Centre can also create this course for you on arrangement at one of their locations.

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