The Aston University Basic Aural Care Course is designed for Health Care Professionals who wish to undertake training in simple wax removal using water irrigation systems and wax removal instruments such as loops, curettes and forceps.
This may be relevant to professionals such as:
It should be noted that where wax removal is not normal practice for a professional group, appropriate advice and approval from employers should be sought. Wax removal should only be undertaken if an individual’s job description states this to be part of their duties. Employers must ensure adequate insurance for such individuals.
See above, plus evidence of appropriate equipment and supervisory staff in the workplace to enable the safe development of a skills portfolio.
The course operates according to the British Society of Audiology (2013) Minimum Training Guidelines for Aural Care. It consists of pre-course e-learning, a practical workshop, development of a skills portfolio, a written exam and a practical competency exam. Successful completion of all elements will result in a competency certificate.
Practical training includes:
The course is led by an ENT Nurse Practitioner team, and assisted by Aston University Audiologists