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Code: 11030NAT

Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation)

1 day
Workshop
$500
(inc GST)
5
Locations
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Overview

The Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) 11030NAT aims to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to manage wax (cerumen) and the irrigation (ear syringing) process including risks, safety of practice, complications, follow up and referral recommendations.

You will learn the skills and knowledge required to safely undertake an ear assessment and will be assessed in the classroom by a clinical trainer. On successful completion of the course, you will be accredited in ear wax removal (irrigation) and therefore workplace ready. 

Although you are technically ‘workplace ready’, to ensure best practice we recommend that you are observed by a peer in your workplace before performing irrigation procedures on clients. Please note, all irrigation activities must be undertaken in accordance with your workplace policies and procedures.

Course content

The Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation)11030NAT aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely undertake an ear assessment, and understand the key concepts, complications, safety, and referral processes in the practice of ear wax irrigation.

You will work with peers in the classroom to conduct simulated examinations as part of the practical skills activities.

All irrigation practice and assessments are performed on a mannequin, and the workshop focuses on wax removal using irrigation including the legal and consent considerations for ear irrigation.

Course content areas include:

  • Basic ear anatomy and landmarks
  • Common clinical presentations
  • Wax cerumen physiology
  • Wax removal equipment
  • Infection control
  • Contraindications to ear irrigation
  • Risks associated with ear irrigation
  • Ear irrigation technique
  • Complications of ear irrigation
  • Post-procedure education
  • Documentation
  • Follow-up and referral.
Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will:

  • Understand the basic anatomy and function of the ear including the basic landmarks of the tympanic membrane
  • Assess the ear to define the appropriate wax management decision, identify the risks and risk management considerations.
  • Recognise complications of ear irrigation, and appropriate management, documentation, and follow up processes.
  • Understand the competencies required for successful ear irrigation.
Entry Requirements

Entrants to the Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) 11030NAT must provide evidence of a relevant professional role. Relevant roles would include: 

  • Registered Nurses 
  • Enrolled Nurses 
  • Allied Health Workers, E.g., Audiologists 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners 
  • General Practitioners 
  • Others on application. 

Entrants should have: 

  • A minimum of six months’ employment or experience working with clients in a clinical environment. 
  • High language, literacy and numeracy levels - sufficient to interpret medical documents/referrals/requests and write medical notes and reports. 
Bundle Pricing

Purchase our Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) 11030NAT ($500) and our Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Healthcare Professionals Course ($95) in our Bundle and SAVE $95. 

  • Separate total cost $595. 
  • Bundle cost: $500.

Purchase Bundle HERE

Value for organisations

Building the skillset required to confidently support Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) and improve Ear Health Assessment focussing on safe clinical practice. Be workplace ready to understand the changing treatment considerations and processes.

What to expect

The face-to-face workshop involves lecture and practical activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, otoscopy, and irrigation technique for wax removal. 

Students work with peers in the classroom to conduct simulated examinations as part of the practical skills activities. All irrigation practice and assessments are performed on a mannequin. 

The workshop focuses on wax removal using irrigation including the legal and consent issues involving ear irrigation. 

Key Information

1 day
Workshop
$500 inc GST
per student
5 Locations
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7 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Purchase our Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) ($500) and our Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Healthcare Professionals Course ($95) in our Bundle and SAVE $95. Separate total cost $595. Bundle cost: $500.

Available workshop locations

The Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) 11030NAT requires you to complete a one day face-to-face workshop. The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to access IQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply. Happy learning! 

PROSPECT NSW
Atura Blacktown
30 July 20249:00AM - 4:00PM
BENDIGO VIC
Mercure Bendigo Schaller
09 August 20249:00AM - 4:00PM
GLADSTONE CENTRAL QLD
Gladstone City Central
27 August 20249:00AM - 4:00PM
CARRARA QLD
Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Carrara
29 August 20249:00AM - 4:00PM
MELBOURNE AIRPORT VIC
Quest Melbourne Airport
03 September 20249:00AM - 4:00PM

Suitable Professions

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Registered Nurse
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General Practitioner
Units of competency
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Promote, educate and manage ear health
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Perform wax removal
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can enrol onto this course?

This course is designed for individuals for whom ear wax removal (irrigation) is part of their scope of practice and you are required to learn this skill for your current job role. Please see entry requirements for the list of relevant roles. 

We would strongly recommend completing the Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Healthcare Professionals prior to attending. It is a great way to learn or revise the fundamentals of ear health in order to better prepare you for this course.

What will I receive at the completion of the course?

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment. A Statement of Attainment is issued only once an individual has successfully completed all accredited units.

Will I be workplace ready at the completion of this course?

Yes, on successful completion of the course you will be accredited in ear wax removal (irrigation). Although you are technically ‘workplace ready’, to ensure best practice we recommend that you are observed by a peer in your workplace before performing irrigation procedures on clients. Please note, all irrigation activities must be undertaken in accordance with your workplace policies and procedures.

How many CPD hours will I receive for this course?

This course takes approximately 7 hours of active learning. The hours of active learning should act as a guide to CPD hours. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning they have completed. As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD.

If I do Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation), do I also need to complete Microsuction?

No, you are not required to complete both course, just the course that best addresses your workplace needs. Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) and Ear Wax Removal (Microsuction) courses involve separate units of competency supporting different practices for ear wax removal.

Do I have to buy Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) as part of a bundle?

No! However, the bundle package offers you great value for money. When you buy the Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) ($500) and The Foundations of Hearing and Ear Health for Healthcare Professionals ($95) for $500, SAVE $95. 

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