Otolaryngology Book


Ear Canal Instillation

Aka: Ear Canal Instillation, Ear Canal Topical Medications
  1. Technique
    1. Patient lies down on side
      1. Affected ear upward
      2. Auricle pulled upward and back
    2. Instill 1-2 drops of solution or until canal fills
    3. Move pinna to help circulate the solution past the air pockets, cerumen and other obstructions
    4. Maintain decubitus position for 3-5 minutes

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