Lumbar puncture
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Lumbar puncture

Alistair Farley Lecturer in nursing in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee
Ella McLafferty Senior lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee

This article discusses the need for lumbar puncture, preparation of the patient and equipment necessary for this procedure. The rationale for the intervention is described with a focus on the nursing management before, during and after the procedure.

Nursing Standard. 22, 22,46-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.02.22.22.46.c6358

Correspondence

a.h.farley@dundee.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review