Ear wax is a natural secretion in the ear that helps to protect against infection. However, if it builds up too much, it can cause blockages, hearing difficulties and discomfort, along with a host of other issues. When this happens, a doctor will often perform ear syringing to flush out the plug of wax safely. As with any other piece of equipment in a clinic or doctors’ surgery, the machines used for this purpose need to be tested and calibrated.
Medical technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past several years, and these advances have passed to ear syringing as well. Ear syringing used to be just that: the doctor would use a large, metal syringe to push water into the ear canal and dislodge the blockage. However, it wasn’t possible to control the water pressure to a fine degree. Thankfully, these old syringes have now been replaced by sophisticated ear irrigation machines, though they are still often referred to as ear syringes. These machines are precisely calibrated, delivering water at just the right pressure and temperature to safely dislodge wax without damaging the delicate and sensitive eardrum. As such, it is vital that these machines are tested and calibrated to ensure that they are working properly and are safe to use on patients.
We perform medical equipment testing to ensure that the equipment of all medical professionals is as safe to use as possible. Ear syringes work on a very delicate part of the body, and even the slightest miscalculation could inflict harm on a patient. A large amount of complaints in regards to ear syringing usually come from the unit being improperly used or calibrated and delivering excessive water pressure into the ear. With our regular testing and calibration, you can ensure this does not happen.
There is no call-out charge for our medical equipment testing; simply call out our engineers and they will arrive with testing equipment that meets UKAS standards, completing all necessary testing and calibrating in a single visit. Once done, a professional certification pack will be produced to show the results of the testing, allowing you to satisfy all CQC requirements and meet your nGMS contract requirements in regards to diagnostic equipment. Our service costs little and can be completed quickly with no disruption to you or your medical facility.