Nurse led specialist clinics at RNTNE 

  • CNS Roles at RNTNEH:

  • Allergy CNS key role / function:

    • Allergy clinics
    • allergy testing,
    • allergy avoidance advice,
  • Audiology CNS key role / function:

    • Ear microsuction for removal wax
    • tinnitus advice
    • hearing therapy advice
    • telephone support clinics
  • ENT CNS Key role / function:

    • Ear microsuction for removal wax
    • post-operative wound management
    • follow up wound review
    • Post-operatively review following ear surgery: removal of ear pack, post stapedectomy surgery
    • Post-operatively review following nose surgery and removal of fine stitches under direct microscope vision, removal of Plaster of Paris (POP) & nasal splint
  • ENT Urgent care CNS key role / function:

    • Urgent Care clinic for Ear & Nose disorder Including:
      1. Review patients with Otitis externa (including microsuction)
      2. Ear mirosuction for removal of ear wax & foreign body
      3. Review patients with fractured nose including listing for surgery
  • Pre-assessment CNS key role / function:

    • Assessment for co-morbidity in preparation for surgery
      1. Pre-op advise
      2. Pre-op health screening
      3. Referral for pre-op blood test / scans & x-ray / audiometry
      4. Refer on for further medical assessment by anaesthetist / cardiologist / haematologist
  • Sleep disorder CNS key role / function:

    • Sleep Services Multidisciplinary clinic
    • CPAP therapy
    • patient education
    • weight loss advice
    • organise and manage polysomnography