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.
- 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.
- An understanding of the
basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
- An understanding of basic
- A foundation of knowledge on
which to base practical ear microsuction including otoscopy
- Reflected on accountability
- 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.
per HCA & Mentor (includes lunch, but not accommodation)
Thursday 22nd - Friday 23rd November 2018
Some comments about this Course:
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
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
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