The following course is aimed at those new to ear irrigation (ear syringing), teaching the theory and practice of ear irrigation (ear syringing) using the Propulse and Projet irrigators, and is based on the guidance and protocols set by the Rotherham Earcare Centre, recognised for their excellence in, and evidence-based, practice.
Anatomy and physiology
Examination of the ear and use of the otoscope
The normal tympanic membrane and common ear problems
Reasons for carrying out ear irrigation
Contraindications to ear irrigation
Potential problems and how to address them
Relevant policies and procedures
Equipment used locally
Assessment of and communication with patients
Obtaining informed consent
Health and safety
Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.