Ear Care & Microsuction Course

Posted by 2162 on September 6, 2024

Ear Care & Microsuction Course

Date: 2-3 March 2019 

Venue: Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Course Organisers: Dr Mohammed Salam, Dr Alex Fragoyannis, Dr Fitim Fetahu and Dr Mohammed Al-khateeb










This 2 day intensive course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for health professionals to safely assess the need for and perform wax microsuction irrigation. 


The course will be taught over a weekend, in small groups of two or three and will cover both the theory and practical aspects of aural care with learning taking place in patient clinics. 


In order to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for competence in aural care, a minimum of 10 supervised episodes of aural care are required to be performed by the trainee before a trainee is allowed to practice unsupervised.




Further episodes of aural care may be performed away from the classroom, under the direct supervision of an experienced aural care practitioner, before training is considered complete. The activity for each session will be properly recorded in a log book and will be signed by a supervisor.




Training will be provided by an ENT Physician Consultant, three Doctors of Audiology, and a GP with Specialist ENT interest, and will take place in the Audiology/ ENT Department in Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust.




Our course:


  • ·        Enables you to perform microsuction in your own clinic immediately following completion of the course
  • ·        Provides full practical training on the usage of ENT microscopes as well as microsuction equipment to remove ear wax
  • ·        Is delivered on real patients
  • ·        Is run by some of the most experienced microsuction practitioners in the country
  • ·        Certifies you as fully trained on microsuction procedures
  • ·        Is accredited by the BSA and ENT UK (19 CPD points)
  • ·        Is approved by Imperial College Healthcare Trust
  • ·        Provides insight and support into ear microsuction clinic setup​
  • ·        Is London-based and is delivered at Charing Cross Hospital




Topics covered include: 




  • ·        Ear anatomy and physiology
  • ·        Consultation skills, history taking, differential assessment
  • Common ear problems:- foreign bodies, earache, infection, cerumen impaction
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Reasons for carrying out microsuction and the pros
  • Contraindications to ear microsuction
  • Complications
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Equipment and consumables
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Appropriate documentation – good record keeping and confidentiality
  • Patient advice
  • Health and safety
  • Risk assessment

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