Microsuction for Healthcare Assistants and other support workers

This is a new 2 day course in Microsuction specifically for support staff. Many Practices would prefer their staff not to irrigate and are looking at suction as an alternative. Nurses and Audiologists can already access our Microsuction Study Day. This course is for Healthcare Assistants and others, with the same structure as the HCA Course in irrigation - HCAs attend both days, Mentors just the first.

Suitable for:

  • Healthcare Assistants working in general practice and the community
  • Associate Audiologists and other support workers working in a variety of environments

The course provides knowledge and practical guidance which, together with mentorship in situ, should enable support workers to fulfil their extended role.

Please be aware that students should make sure that they are insured to perform microsuction at their place of work before carrying out the procedure.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • An understanding of basic ear care
  • A foundation of knowledge on which to base practical ear microsuction including otoscopy
  • Reflected on accountability and documentation
  • An understanding that, during and following completion of the course, they will undertake ear microsuction within appropriately delegated, monitored and supervised conditions and within the limits of their knowledge, skill and competence
  • An understanding that, following the course, ear microsuction will continue to be undertaken in accordance with the Ear Care Guidelines

Following the course, the student will require practical supervision by a suitable mentor who has received training in ear care. The mentor must be identified, and approved, prior to commencement of the course and must attend the first day of this course.

Price: £525.00 per HCA & Mentor (includes lunch, but not accommodation)

Forthcoming Dates:

Thursday 22nd - Friday 23rd November 2018


Some comments about this Course:

From mentors:

Very good and lots of fun too!

 Lecturer amazing and inspirational to students

Enjoyed the relaxed lighthearted atmosphere

from HCAs/support workers:

Gwen was absolutely amazing, explained things in a manner which was completely understood by all

Fantastic course

Great combination of fun and learning

Staff are wonderful and very helpful

Excellent, well delivered and good mixture of learning styles

100% of students said they would recommend this course to colleagues

What to do now? – for more information and to provisionally reserve a place, please telephone us. Your place will be held for a maximum of 3 weeks, during which time you should print and complete the application form and then either email post or fax it to us (don’t forget your photograph). If you are unable to confirm within 3 weeks, to avoid withdrawal of the offer, please telephone us to discuss any problems.

HCA Microsuction Course Application form for HCA

HCA Microsuction Course Application form for Mentor

HCA Microsuction Course flier