Microsuction Course


The Microsuction course is a one day course which is taught in small groups to provide the optimum learning experience.

It is a well-established and well respected course underpinned by comprehensive protocols which are recognised and recited in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.

It is taught by experienced specialist nurse practitioners who continue to provide this procedure on a daily basis.

This course covers a wide range of theoretical knowledge including:

  • An understanding of the Anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • Common ear pathologies, including identifying red flags that necessitate specialist care
  • Patient assessment
  • Ear examination in accordance to otoscopy guidance
  • The principles of microsuction

Following the theoretical session participants will engage in a practical session. This will take place in a clinical environment using practice training heads, providing the opportunity to:

  • Identify, discuss and use the appropriate equipment required for the microsuction procedure
  • Gain confidence carrying out the microsuction procedure whilst under supervision of one of our experienced specialist practitioners.
  • Discuss infection control measures to ensure safe practice 

For health professionals who are new to microsuction, we believe that for legal and ethical reasons it is most appropriate for participants to initially carry out the procedure on practice training heads.

As with all clinical skills competence can only be achieved by practice we therefore strongly recommend all course participants seek some supervised practice from an experienced practitioner who is competent in the procedure following the course.

Course eligibility 

This course is suitable for the following registered healthcare professionals:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Audiologist
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists

A certificate of attendance will be issued to registered professionals on completion of the study day. 

We do also provide training to the following healthcare workers who do not hold a professional registration:

  • Health Care Assistants
  • Associate Audiologists
  • Pharmacy Assistants/ Technicians

  Please note the above list is not exhaustive, please contact if you require further clarification.

If you do not hold a professional registration you will be required to identify a mentor  who will support you with the procedure when you return to your workplace following the course. Please could you provide us with your mentors details on the application form.

Please note your mentor should be a registered healthcare professional and must have completed the microsuction course/updated in the last 2 years.  During the course you will be provided with a workbook and competency booklet which will need to be completed by both yourself and mentor on returning to practice.  You will be given three months to complete these and once complete the competency booklet is returned to ourselves for verification and a certificate will be issued.

 Price: £400 per person

Invoice Information

  • The invoice for the course fee will be raised on booking, course places are not secured until payment is received. The exemption to this is if a purchase order is provided. To avoid delays please provide accurate information on the application as to who/where the invoice is to be sent to. If fees are being paid by an NHS Trust purchase order details are required.

  • Cancellation/re-arrangement policy:- 
         Cancel/re-arrange to another date more than 6 weeks before the course date - full refund will be given. 
         Cancel/re-arrange to another date les than 6 weeks before the course date - refund minus £50 (admin fee)
         Places can be transferred to colleagues at no additional cost.

Forthcoming Dates:

June 18th, 2024

July 30th, 2024

August 20th, 2024

What to do now – 

If you would like to apply to attend the Microsuction course please complete an online application form. Ear Care and Audiology Course Booking Form (microsoft.com)

We aim to process applications within 5 working days however, this can vary during busy periods. Following your application, you will receive an email containing your booking confirmation and further course details. 

If you have any queries please contact us on the below:

Email: rgh-tr.earcaretraining@nhs.net

Phone:  01709 423140

We look forward to seeing you here in Rotherham, safe and well, in the very near future.

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