Ear irrigation or microsuction must only be undertaken by a person who is trained and signed off as competent.
Please note when documenting ear care to code the correct procedure, either irrigation or microsuction.
This procedure should never be coded as ‘ear syringing’, as ‘ear syringing’ was stopped in practice due to potential harm.
Rotherham Ear Care Service
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Guidance – Protocols for practice Rotherham Ear Care and Audiology Services
Training – Training webpage Rotherham Ear Care Rotherham Ear Care and Audiology Services
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How often do I need to update my skills?
“We would advise every two years for an invasive procedure such as irrigation. This can be a formal training course or our Bi-Annual Ear Care Conference. It can also be during clinical supervision when a suitably qualified clinician observes your practice and technique and feeds back to you. This should be recorded.” – Rotherham Ear Care Service, Online 2023, Rotherham Ear Care and Audiology Services (earcarecentre.com)
Hearing Loss Rotherham Ear Care and Audiology Services
Ear Infections Rotherham Ear Care and Audiology Services
Leaflets for Patients
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