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.

Course Content

Review of:

  • 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
  • Practical workshop
  • Appropriate documentation
  • Patient advice

On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.