Course Outline

Study day at venue
Case study after workshop
Workbook after workshop
Competency assessment

This short course is designed by Rotherham Primary Ear Care and Audiology Services, specifically for health care assistants who are delegated the specific role of ear irrigation or instrumentation of wax in Primary Care.

The course includes a compulsory one-day workshop, including practical skills. Following the day, students are required to undertake self-directed study to complete a reflective case study, a workbook linked to clinical activities and latterly a competency booklet to complete with their designated practice assessor in their place of work. All are required to successfully complete the course.

Suitable for Primary Health Care Assistants – it is essential that their practice assessor has experience and is an experienced clinician undertaking Ear Care Assessment, Management and Irrigation to support their student effectively.

Suitable For

Primary Health Care Assistants

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • An understanding of basic ear care
  • A foundation of knowledge on which to base practical ear irrigation
  • A foundation knowledge of otoscopy
  • Reflected on accountability and documentation
  • An understanding that, during and following completion of the course, they will undertake ear irrigation within appropriately delegated, monitored, and supervised conditions and within the limits of their knowledge, skill and competence
  • An understanding that, following the course, ear irrigation will continue to be undertaken in accordance with the Ear Care Guidance Document

Dates & Locations

Start Date
13 October 2022
One day plus post workshop study with mentor
Crow Trees