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External auditory canal cleansing


Scrub the patient’s ears.


Inability to self-service.



Possible complications

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


1. Cotton turunds.

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 mood for intervention, etc.

Sequence m / s for safety

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.

Moisten 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 sulfur with a cotton turund by rotational movements.

9. Handle the beaker and waste material in accordance with the sanitary and epidemiological requirements.

10. Wash your hands.

Evaluation of the results

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

If there is a small sulfur plug, drip a few drops of a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution into the ear as directed by a doctor. After a few minutes, remove the cork with dry turunda. Do not use hard objects to remove sulfur from your ears.

Patient or family education

Advisory type of intervention in accordance with the above sequence of actions of a nurse.
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External auditory canal cleansing

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