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CONFERENCE! CONFERENCE! CONFERENCE! 

March 20th at The Source, Meadowhall, Sheffield

The full programme and application form can be found on the 'Training' page under 'Conference' or by clicking on the word 'Conference' in the 'Events' list opposite

There will be 3 main sessions in the morning: Otitis Externa, Dizziness and Otosclerosis and 4  'Breakout sessions' in the afternoon: Accountability & Delegation, *Re-validation, and updates, including practical workshops, on ear irrigation / microsuction and NHS / private hearing aids

There will be several relevant exhibitors at the morning coffee break and at lunchtime, demonstrating such equipment as the latest in hearing aids and microsuction loupes

Nurses - remember! - you can use attendance at the Conference as your 2-yearly ear care update and as part of your *re-validation

Coming soon....

We are in the process of developing a new course - Microsuction for Healthcare Assistants & Assistant Practitioners

This is for those Practices who would prefer their staff not to irrigate and are considering suction. This new course, which we are in the process of modifying and refining, is one response to the dilemma.  It was very well received when trialled and, as soon as we are happy with it, we will present it here in Rotherham on a regular basis. We are aware that the equipment for microsuction represents a considerable investment, which is why we have invited a representative from a company who manufacture portable 'loupes' to attend our Conference this year (see above). If you are interested in attending or hosting a course in your venue please get in touch asap.

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Events

07th Mar
EAR IRRIGATION & INSTRUMENTATION STUDY DAY

This study day is intended to give the practitioner knowledge of and practical experience of ear irrigation and instrumentation.

20th Mar
Conference

The next Ear Care Conference will be on March 20th 2017

REMEMBER - you can use attendance at the Conference as your biennial update

As usual it will be a packed programme of interesting speakers on subjects related to ear care and audiology in addition to accountability, delegation and re-validation.

27th Mar
THE NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY EAR CARE FOR PRACTITIONERS

This is the diploma level course, quality assured by Sheffield University, for nurses and practitioners, working in the primary setting and secondary care.

28th Apr
MICROSUCTION COURSE

From April 2017 this will be a 1 day intensive microsuction course for healthcare practitioners, combining practical and taught sessions.

05th Jun
THE HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS’/ASSISTANT PRACTITIONERS’ COURSE

A two day course in ear irrigation for Healthcare Assistants/Assistant Practitioners designed to ensure that those Assistants who are expected to irrigate are able to do so confidently and safely.

08th Jul
EAR IRRIGATION HALF DAY UP-DATE

Open to Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who have completed the Primary Ear Care Diploma Course, Ear Care Study Day 1 or 2 Day Healthcare Assistants’ /Assistant Practitioners’ course within the last 2 years.

10th Jul
EAR IRRIGATION AND INFECTIONS UPDATE DAY

This study day is intended to give practitioners updated knowledge of irrigation and knowledge and treatment of common ear problems.