Microsuction course is a one day course which is taught in small groups to
provide the optimum learning experience.
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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
This course is suitable for the
following registered healthcare professionals:
- Registered Nurses
- 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/
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.
note your mentor should be a registered healthcare professional and must have
completed the irrigation 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.
August 8th, 2023 - FULL
August 24th, 2023 - FULL
September 14th, 2023 - FULL
October 5th, 2023 - FULL
October 17th, 2023 - FULL
November 16th, 2023
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:
We look forward to
seeing you here in Rotherham, safe and well, in the very near future.
Very enjoyable, informative – surpassed my expectations.
Fabulous, excellent course – well-structured and presented. Excellent first class lecturers.
I would recommend this course to colleagues- good value for money, content carefully considered and well executed by knowledgeable staff.
Really enjoyed the course – very friendly, fun and relaxed. Would recommend it to others.