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Ear Care: Assessment and Irrigation

Aim:

Welcome to the Ear Care: Assessment and Irrigation resource developed by the Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network.  This multi-professional resource aims to establish standardised training approach for the examination, assessment and use of ear irrigators for nursing, medical and relevant allied health care professions.

 This programme will support heath care practitioners in their studying, enabling them to work at their own pace, linking their own prior experience to new learning in preparation for transferring this to the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Undertake correct procedures in ear examination according to evidence based guidelines.
  • Undertake correct procedures in ear irrigation according to evidence based guidelines.
  • Understand the importance of consent.
  • List correct equipment required.
  • Understand the importance of documenting.

Authors: Rodney Mountain, Gail Andrews, Beverley Boler

Last review date: 2016

Reviewed by: Bill McKerrow

In partnership with: NHS Tayside

Next Review due: May 2019

Access: Turas Learn

Associated equipment – ear irrigator simulator available for hire or use on MSU

 


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