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Training advanced practitioners to perform lumbar puncture.

Lavery, JV and Whitaker, T (2018) Training advanced practitioners to perform lumbar puncture. Nursing Times, 114 (11). pp. 33-35. ISSN 0954-7762

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Lumbar puncture, a diagnostic procedure often undertaken in acute medical units, is a technical procedure that requires skill, knowledge and experience. Lumbar punctures used to be performed mostly by doctors but, today, nurses in advanced roles can perform them, as long as they receive the necessary training and are adequately assessed. This article describes how advanced nurse practitioners at Aintree University Hospital have expanded their role to include performing lumbar puncture and the benefits for patients and medical colleagues.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Training advanced practitioners to perform lumbar puncture, published in Nursing Times which can be found at: https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/neurology/training-advanced-practitioners-to-perform-lumbar-puncture-22-10-2018/
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: EMAP
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 09:03
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 05:55
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14478
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