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AR49 Ear care awareness for HCAs

Course summary

This course provides Health Care Assistants with the foundations for safe practice when dealing with people who present with ear problems. It will give you with more confidence in carrying out your role; including offering support to patients and members of the health care team.

Who should attend?

Healthcare Assistants
General Nurses who want a basic review


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Review basic ear anatomy and physiology.
  • Be able to perform safe otoscopy
  • Discuss common ear problems
  • Discuss hearing loss and aids to hearing.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding in promotion of ear health.

Course programme

  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear.
  • Otoscopy/ Hands on practice
  • Common ear problems such as infection, foreign body and cerumen impaction
  • Infection control and ear care instruments.
  • The patient with a hearing loss and aids to hearing
  • Promoting ear health.

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