Ear irrigation & Instrumentation Study Day

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This study day is intended to give the practitioner knowledge of and practical experience of ear irrigation and instrumentation. The knowledge gained from this day enables safer practice which can reduce patient discomfort, speed up resolution and make referrals more appropriate. It enables nurses to take a more active role in the prevention of ear problems, thus saving general practitioner consulting time and prescribing costs.

As a result of the necessity for social distancing we will be putting new teaching methods into place, both for your safety and ours.  This will take the form of some interactive teaching via the internet and some practical tuition. It is important, therefore, that if your experience of ear care is limited you have a mentor at your place of work, to ensure that you achieve the required competencies.  Further details will be posted here nearer the time, and will, of course, be sent to you when you book a place.


Suitable for:

  • Nurses and Audiologists.
  • Nurse Practitioners.
  • Occupational Health Nurses.
  • Nurses working in Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
  • Nurse Advisors in Walk-in Centres.

Course Aims:

  • To give an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear and the need for preventative care, including patient education and advice.
  • To demonstrate the safe and proficient use of basic aural care instruments for the removal of wax, aural toilet and ear irrigation.
  • To reflect on accountability, documentation and the management of change in relation to ear care.


Learning Outcomes:

participants will have:-

  • An understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear.
  • An understanding of the prevention of ear problems.
  • A foundation of knowledge on which to base practical aural toilet, wax instrumentation and ear irrigation according to their own level of practice competence.
  • Reflected on accountability, documentation and management of change in relation to ear care.
  • An understanding of decontamination of equipment.
  • Considered the patient with ear problems holistically.
  • Thought about the future management of people with ear problems.
  • The ability to undertake ear care within the boundaries and limits of their professional competence, responsibility and accountability.
  • An understanding to complete achieved competencies as documented in the competency handbook, consistent with their individual level of skill and knowledge.


Please note: If you have not previously had any experience of ear irrigation, it will be necessary for you to have supervised practice following this Study Day.

Price: £295.00 per person 

Cancellation Fees: Within 4 weeks of the course date - £50

                              Within 5 working days of the course - Full Amount (with the option to transfer to another course date)  

Forthcoming Dates:

May 31st 2022 - FULL

July 26th 2022

What to do now? – If you need more information than is provided here, please telephone us. To apply for a course, please use the interactive application form which you will find below


...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.

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