Lumbar puncture: diagnosing acute central nervous system infections

Claire Matata, Michael Benedict, Vicky Garner, Tom Solomon

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Lumbar puncture has an important role in the diagnosis of acute central nervous system infections. The clinical contraindications to lumbar puncture must be considered before the procedure is carried out, and nurses need to have an understanding of how best to inform, support and reassure patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49 - 56
Number of pages7
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


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