Ear irrigation & Instrumentation
The Ear irrigation &
Instrumentation course is a one day course which is taught in small groups to
provide an optimum learning experience.
It is a well-established and
well respected course underpinned by comprehensive protocols which are
recognised and recited in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
It is taught by experienced
practitioners who continue to provide this procedure on a daily basis.
covers a wide range of theoretical knowledge including:
- An understanding of the Anatomy and physiology of
- Common ear pathologies including, identifying red
flags that necessitate specialist care
- Patient assessment
- Ear examination in accordance to otoscopy
- Ethics & Principles of Ear Irrigation and
Following the theoretical session, participants
will engage in a practical session using practice training heads, providing the
- Identify, discuss and use the appropriate
equipment required to carry out safe irrigation & Instrumentation.
- Gain confidence & skills whilst under
supervision of one of our experienced specialist practitioners.
- Discuss infection control measures to ensure safe
For health professionals who
are new to irrigation, we believe that for legal and ethical reasons it is most
appropriate for participants to initially carry out the procedure on practice
with all clinical skills competence can only be achieved by practice we
therefore strongly recommend all course participants seek some supervised
practice from an experienced practitioner who is competent in the procedure
following the course.
This course is suitable for the
following registered healthcare professionals:
- Registered Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
A certificate of attendance
will be issued to registered professionals on completion of the study day.
We do also provide training to
the following healthcare workers who do not hold a professional registration:
- Health Care Assistants
- Associate Audiologists
- Pharmacy Assistants/
Please note the above list is not exhaustive, please contact if you require further clarification.
If you do not hold a professional registration you
will be required to identify a mentor who will support you with the procedure
when you return to your workplace following the course. Please could you
provide us with your mentors details on the application form.
note your mentor should be a registered healthcare professional and must have
completed the irrigation course/ updated in the last 2 years. During the
course you will be provided with a workbook and competency booklet which will
need to be completed by both yourself and mentor on returning to practice.
You will be given three months to complete these and once complete the
competency booklet is returned to ourselves for verification and a certificate
will be issued.
Price: £295.00 per person
November 21st, 2023 - FULL
December 14th, 2023 - FULL
January 30th, 2024
What to do now:
If you would like to apply to attend
the irrigation and instrumentation course please complete an online application
form. Ear Care and Audiology
Course Booking Form (microsoft.com)
We aim to process applications within
5 working days however, this can vary during busy periods. Following your
application, you will receive an email containing your booking confirmation and
further course details.
If you have any queries please
contact us on the details below:
Phone: 01709 423140
We look forward to seeing you here in
Rotherham, safe and well, in the very near future.
...have been syringing ears incorrectly for 10 years!
...can't believe I've been practising so badly for years.
...using outdated techniques in surgery.
I thought I knew what I was doing, I realise I didn't.
..hope that GPs can be persuaded to attend similar days.
..did not realise how much I did not know.
One of the best Study Days I've attended I go away inspired to do better. All practice nurses should have the opportunity to attend - and also GPs.