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Lumbar Puncture

This medical procedures lab is designed to provide medical residents with the procedural and technical skills necessary to effectively and efficiently perform a lumbar puncture using the proper techniques.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the indications for lumbar puncture
  • Understand and recognize the possible serious adverse effects
  • Demonstrate the basic approach and technique to perform a lumbar puncture

Expected outcomes

  • Demonstrate proper setup for lumbar procedure including identification of contraindications and potential complications
  • Demonstrate proper technique in performing lumbar puncture procedure


  • Medical residents enrolled in Neurology Pre-Orientation

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