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Introduction to Ear Care for HCA’s

15 March 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

Agenda for HCAs and their mentors

9.30 am Introduction to the course

9.45 am Anatomy and Physiology

10.30 am Coffee/Tea

10.45 am Theory of irrigation, documentation, decontamination of equipment

12.15 pm HCA’s: Questionnaire /Delegation/Mentorship workshop

12.45 pm Lunch

1.30pm Practical session: Otoscopy


3.15 pm Coffee/Tea

3.30 pm Preparation for written work

4.00 pm Results/ discussion of written questionnaire

4.30 pm Conclusion and Evaluation

Mentors will receive a certificate of attendance for an update in ear care

HCA’s will get a certificate following the successful completion of the competency record under supervision and a case study of 1000 words.

It is recommended that students study the prior reading which is attached.

For guidance on ear syringing in general practice please see here with downloadable leaflet   https://www.wessexlmcs.com/earcare

This course is based on the Primary Ear Care Centre programme, which is the National Centre for Ear Care.

HCAs should attend with their mentors who will themselves receive a certificate for attending an update. 

Completing the paperwork of the supervision period for the HCAs helps to demonstrate their learning.


If you are using a SatNav system to find us, then we recommend you enter the Postcode SO53 1JG. This will take you to Ramalley Lane and we are on the corner of Ramalley Lane and Hursely Road. Parking is behind the office, accessed via Ramalley Lane, and in the surrounding roads if necessary



Main contact

Name: Louise Greenwood

Email: louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

Phone: 023 8025 3874

If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them  in advance of the course to let them know.


15 March 2018
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
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