Goals and Objectives

  • Resident will be comfortable performing a lumbar puncture

Learning Objectives

For the lumbar puncture procedure, resident will be able to:
  • Describe indications and contraindications (if any)
  • Describe any common or severe complications
  • Describe and demonstrate proper site selection using anatomic landmarks
  • Name and describe equipment required
  • List and describe the steps involved
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly perform each step of the procedure from memory

Recommended Resources

Prior to Conference

Additional Resources


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Original Post by Eric Shappell on 06/29/2015
Last Updated by Eric Shappell on 09/15/2015 Contact / Feedback