Listen closely: a guide to managing ear wax impaction (AJP March 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy 
Author: Nick Wilson

CPD Credits: 1.5


Designed to help pharmacists identify the causes and symptoms of ear wax impaction, and provide information on appropriate treatment options.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

1. recognise the causes and symptoms of ear wax impaction;

2. identify an ear wax impaction, including identification of symptoms warranting referral;

3. discuss the treatment options and evidence of use for the treatment of ear wax impaction;

4. recall self-care advice for the prevention and management of ear wax impaction.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: CX19006    Accreditation expires: 01/03/2021
This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group One CPD (or 0.75 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 0.75 hours of Group Two CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.