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Purification of the external auditory canal


Clean out the ears of the patient.


The impossibility of self-service.



Possible complications

When using hard objects damage the eardrum or external auditory canal.


1. Cotton pads.

2. Pipette.

3. Beaker.

4. Boiled water.

5. 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.

6. Disinfectant solutions.

7. Tanks for disinfection.

8. Towel.

Possible patient problems

Negative attitude to intervene, etc.

Sequence of actions m / s to ensure security

1. Inform the patient about the upcoming manipulation and its progress.

2. Wash your hands.

3. Wear gloves.

4. Pour boiled water into the beaker.

Dampen cotton swabs.

6. Tilt the patient's head in the opposite direction.

7. Pull the auricle up and back with your left hand.

8. Remove the sulfur with a cotton wool turndum with a rotating motion.

9. Process the beaker and waste material in accordance with the requirements of the sanitary epidemiological regime.

10. Wash your hands.

Evaluation of results

The auricle is clean, the external auditory meatus is free. Notes

In the presence of a small sulfur plug, drip a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution as prescribed by a doctor in the ear. After a few minutes, remove the cork with a dry turunda. Do not use hard objects to remove sulfur from the ears.

Patient or family education

Consultative type of intervention in accordance with the above sequence of actions of a nurse.
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Purification of the external auditory canal

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