Introduction to Ear Care (Study Day)

Who is it for?

This is an introductory course and NOT an update.

This study day is suitable for first level registered nurses working in primary care settings who need skills to undertake assessments of common ear conditions and to practice safe ear irrigation.

Overview of content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • Common ear problems
  • Otoscopy
  • Theory and practice of irrigation
  • Documentation
  • Hearing loss

What is it about?

This study session explores the recognition and safe management of common ear conditions in primary care, including safe ear irrigation. The study day will look at the ear anatomy; wax; ear irrigation and patient education.

How does it enhance practice?

It equips nurses with the skills to undertake assessments of common ear conditions and to practice safe ear irrigation. This is an introduction to ear care and not an update.

Course Structure:

1 x study day 09.30 - 16.30

Upcoming dates:

26 February 2018 (FOR STH STAFF ONLY).

20 April 2018

21 September 2018

Application and Funding

To apply for this course, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. For information on funding options please see here.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Tuition Fees

For details of current tuition fees for self funded or sponsored applicants please click here.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Debbie Limb

Tel: 0114 222 2050; Email: d.c.limb@sheffield.ac.uk

Admissions/Support Officer:

Deborah Reid

Tel: 0114 222 2037; Email: snm-admin@sheffield.ac.uk