ENT Update

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Provides skills and techniques in ENT diagnosis, treatment and referral with an overview of ENT emergencies

Course Content:

  • Anatomy and physiology review
  • Management of common ear, nasal and oropharyngeal conditions
  • Management of dizziness and vestibular disorders
  • Wax removal (ear syringing)
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Overview of ENT emergencies
  • Use of ENT instrumentation
  • Epitaxis and nasal packing

Included in cost:

  • Teaching by experienced clinicians
  • Pre reading information (provided 2 weeks prior)
  • Hands on skills practice
  • Small group teaching – max group 4
  • Morning & afternoon tea with lunch

This course is suitable for nurses, GPs and registrars with recent clinical practice. Over the course of 8 hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) a maximum group of up to 8 people will participate in small group scenarios. The session is RACGP certified (QI&CME CAT 1, 40 points), ACRRM certified (8 PRPD points and 4 core points + 8 PRPD EM MOPS points) and NMBA certified (8 CPD points for nurses/midwives).  The course costs $470 per participant.

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About the ENT Update Course

Due to popular demand, the Avant Education Centre will be offering our ENT Update course to GPs, registrars, nurses and other allied health professionals. This is a practical, evidence-based training course, which features small group training and extensive hands-on experiences, utilising the latest simulation training equipment.

This course covers the most recent techniques for managing patients with otolaryngology issues, and provides busy clinicians with information and tips that can be taken back to the workplace and immediately implemented.

Our 1-day ENT Update Course is taught by clinical experts who have a passion for teaching.

Course Content

Participants of the ENT Update Course can expect a full day of training, and will be offered the opportunity to trial new techniques under expert supervision and guidance. Using the latest simulation technology, our clinical experts will walk participants through the most recent techniques for managing all things ear, nose and throat.

The course commences with a review of common ear disorders, recognising problems and issues, initial management and treatment options. Participants are then given an overview of vestibular disorders and dizziness, including the differentiation of dizziness, vertigo and vestibular problems, their causes, appropriate examination techniques and treatment options. Hearing loss is covered in the morning session, as participants explore different types of hearing loss and their causes, the latest techniques in testing, hearing aids and implants (cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing aids).

After lunch, course participants are introduce to the recognition, treatment and complications associated with common nasal disorders, including treatment of epistaxis (nasal bleeding) using simulation technology to manage the bleeding.

Later in the afternoon, participants explore common oropharyngeal disorders, including a review of the anatomy and best-practice techniques for examination of the throat and neck. Participants will learn the causes, symptoms and treatment options currently offered for obstructive sleep apnoea.

The course concludes by offering participants a session on effective management of ENT emergencies, an essential addition for GPs.

What to expect from the ENT Update Course

You will receive a full day’s training, at the Avant Education Centre of Ear Science Institute Australia. The Avant Education Centre is centrally located in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, with the purpose built simulation training Centre offering world-class facilities. 

We encourage all our participants to try out different ENT techniques and to bring along questions, examples and case studies from your own practice that our resident experts can help answer.

Qualifications

All our participants receive a Certificate of Attendance. The course is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, and can be submitted to other Associations to claim Continuing Professional Development recognition.

What to bring to the ENT Update Course

We strongly encourage all our participants to wear comfortable clothing and be aware that there is a physical element to participation in the course. Closed shoes are mandatory for Occupational Health and Safety. If you have a physical limitation or an injury, please ensure that this is discussed with the course instructor on the day, so that this can be taken into account.

We have on-site change room facilities and end of trip facilities available. Lockers are provided for your convenience and security and we do encourage you to utilise these.

Course Costs

The cost of the course is $470, which includes all materials, morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch.

Parking and Transport

The Avant Education Centre is located on the ground floor of Ear Science Institute Australia.  We are located close to the Subiaco train station, and serviced by nearby bus routes. We suggest using the Transperth Journey Planner if you are planning to use public transport. There is pay-parking available in the Basement of Ear Science Institute Australia facility, and there is nearby street parking available.