Ear Irrigation



To provide staff with the appropriate knowledge and endorsed procedural guidelines, to help ensure ear irrigation is performed in a safe and effective manner.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the normal & abnormal anatomy/physiology of the ear
  • Discuss how to examine the ears
  • List the indications/contraindications for ear irrigation
  • Describe the procedure for ear irrigation
  • Discuss the risks associated with the procedure
  • Explore relevant Trust policies/patient consent/documentation.


Midwives and Nurses on all parts of the professional register.


A combination of theory and simulated practice.

Important Information

Please Note: Following this theoretical component the participant must engage with an appropriate skilled practitioner, in his/her clinical area, to further develop a greater knowledge and understanding of this person-centred care activity. This will involve supervised practice in ‘Ear Irrigation’ which should be completed within a 3 month period to consolidate learning and application to practice. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to complete this activity and to confirm completion with his/her line manager.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
changed from 11 January 2018 Wednesday 24 January 2018
(9.15 - 1.00)
CEC - Belfast Paula Morton
Tara Catherwood
Fully Booked
original date 21 Feb (Changed to 23 Feb) Friday 23 February 2018
(9.15 - 12.30)
CEC - Antrim Nuala McCarron
Glynnis Johnston
Fully Booked