Ear Canal Instillation


Ear Canal Instillation, Ear Canal Topical Medications, Ear Drops, Otic Solution

  • Technique
  1. Clear visible debris from ear canal
  2. Patient lies down on side
    1. Affected ear upward
    2. Auricle pulled upward and back
  3. Instill 1-2 drops of solution or until canal fills
  4. Move pinna to help circulate the solution past the air pockets, cerumen and other obstructions
    1. Pull tragus back and down several times after instilling drops
  5. Maintain decubitus position for 3-5 minutes