Lumbar Puncture

Resources to Review Prior to Conference

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Goals and Objectives

Goals
  • Trainees will demonstrate competence in performing a lumbar puncture

Objectives

For the procedure of lumbar puncture, trainees will be able to:

  • Describe indications and contraindications

  • Describe potential complications

  • Name, identify, and describe equipment required

  • Identify and describe proper insertion sites using anatomic landmarks

  • List, describe, and demonstrate the steps involved

  • Properly perform each step of the procedure from memory

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Additional Resources

Overview

Live Procedural Videos

Ultrasound-Guided Lumbar Puncture