This course is designed to provide management strategies, recognise complications and risks associated with microsuction, and identify referral pathways for specialist care in relation to a range of conditions associated with microsuction, based on detailed pre-requisite knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the auditory system.
It will provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform ear wax removal by microsuctioning of the ear canal for the purpose of wax and foreign body removal.
This course is an approved RACGP activity (Activity Id: 502807):
This course involves principles of microsuction, otoscopy and depth perception, curettage, and microsuction techniques for wax removal.
The Course in Ear Wax Removal (Microsuction) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to provide management strategies, recognise complications and risks associated with microsuction and identify referral pathways for specialist care in relation to a range of conditions associated with microsuction, based on detailed pre-requisite knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.
Students work with peers in the classroom to conduct simulated examinations as part of the practical skills activities. Practice and assessments are performed on a mannequin, and the workshop focuses on wax removal using microsuction, including the legal and consent issues involving ear microsuction.
On successful completion of the program, students should have the skills and knowledge to:
Entrants to the Course in Ear Wax Removal (Microsuction) – GP Stream must provide evidence of a relevant professional role.
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It is recommended students review the Foundations of Ear Health Course prior to attendance at the workshop.
To achieve competency students must demonstrate successful completion of:
Microsuction for GP’s is a strategic treatment option for ear health, whether it is a foreign body removal or wax removal that is required. This workshop provides learning of knowledge of when to use microsuction as a technique, with practice and assessments using mannequins to enhance capability, and strengthen patient care.
The face-to-face workshop involves lecture and practical workshop activities involving condition recognition, ear health assessment, monocular otoscopy, digital video otoscopy, and microsuction technique for wax removal.
Students work with peers in the classroom to conduct simulated examinations as part of the practical skills activities.
The workshop focuses on wax removal using microsuction including the legal and consent issues involving microsuction.
Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:
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.
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This course is designed for qualified General Practitioners (GPs) or Medical Practitioners for whom ear wax removal 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.
If you have Astigmatism in your eyes, participation in this course and performing microsuction may not be suitable for you. The course utilises Converged Binocular Optics, an essential tool for depth perception. Astigmatism (in one eye) spoils your eye's natural binocular vision.
No, you are not required to complete both programs, just the program that best addresses your workplace needs. Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation) and Ear Wax Removal (Microsuction) programs involve separate units of competency supporting different practices for ear wax removal.
The regular microsuction course is available to a wider range of healthcare professionals. The regular course also has a great focus on theory.
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