Venue : Devon Training Hub Room, 5 Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BT
Facilitated by Tracey Owen Rotherham Ear Care Educator
Ear Irrigation & Instrumentation for Healthcare
A two day course in ear irrigation
for Healthcare Assistants/Assistant Practitioners designed to ensure that those
Assistants who are expected to irrigate are able to do so confidently and
On the second day of the course the
HCAs/APs will have to complete a written assessment question paper which is
marked on the day , a pass mark of 60 % is required .
Following the course, the student
will require practical supervision by a suitable mentor who has received and is
up to date with training in ear care.
The mentor must be identified, and
approved, prior to commencement of the course and is invited to attend the first day of this course
which can be classed as an update for themselves as well as support for the
HCA. If the mentors are up to date with current practice and procedure
then it is not essential that they attend but it is important that they meet
with the HCA as soon as possible following the course to ascertain what is
required of them .
Assistants & APs working in general practice
The course provides knowledge and
practical guidance, which, together with mentorship in situ, should enable
Healthcare Assistants to fulfil their extended role.
of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear.
understanding of basic ear care.
foundation of knowledge on which to base practical ear irrigation.
foundation knowledge of otoscopy.
that, during and following completion of the course, they will undertake
ear irrigation within appropriately monitored and supervised conditions
and within the limits of their knowledge, skill and competence.
understanding that, following the course, ear irrigation will continue to
be undertaken in accordance with the Ear Care Guidelines
Following the course, the student will require practical supervision by a suitable mentor who has received training in ear care. The mentor must be identified, and approved, prior to commencement of the course and must attend the first day of this course.
Plymouth Science Park
Unit 1, 5 Research Way,
Turn off from the main Derriford Road and turn left into the Main Car Park which is the second turning on the left.
If you let us have your registration number prior to arriving you can just park in the Visitors car park we can register this for you on the system. Or you can also request a parking permit from us to print out and put in your car. You can then just park and make your way down to our building as indicated which is the first building on the left just off the roundabout. If you have not sent in your registration prior to arriving then come to our reception and we will give you a parking permit to put in your car.
When you get to the front door of our building please press 1 then the bell sign and we will buzz you in. Go through the doors to the left of the lift then take the next corridor on your right and go to the reception desk to sign in.