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Ear Care Training for HCAs in Hastings & Rother CCG and EHS CCG
Fri 7 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
The Healthcare Assistants’ course aims to provide the student with the knowledge to carry out safe otoscopy and recognise common ear problems. It will also provide the student with underpinning knowledge to carry out safe ear irrigation.
Prior to attending the course, students are encouraged to study the pre-course learning material to familiarise themselves with the new terminology. This package aims to provide some information about the course and useful preparation reading and will be sent to you on booking your place.
You are required to have a mentor who will support you in achieving the necessary level of competence. They will need to attend in the afternoon at 1.00 pm.
Participants will have:-
a. An understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
b. An understanding of basic ear care
c. A foundation of knowledge on which to base practical ear irrigation
d. A foundation knowledge of otoscopy
e. Reflected on accountability and documentation
f. 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
g. An understanding that, following the course, ear irrigation will continue to be undertaken in accordance with the Ear Care Guidance Document