Competence of new emergency medicine residents in the performance of lumbar punctures.

@article{Lammers2005CompetenceON,
  title={Competence of new emergency medicine residents in the performance of lumbar punctures.},
  author={Richard Lee Lammers and Kathryn J Temple and Mary Jo Wagner and Dale J Ray},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={622-8}
}
BACKGROUND Medical students are taught some procedural skills during medical school, but there is no uniform set of procedures that all students learn before residency. OBJECTIVE To determine the level of competence in the performance of a lumbar puncture (LP) by new postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) emergency medicine (EM) residents. METHODS An observational study was conducted at three EM residencies with 42 PGY1 residents who recently graduated from 26 various medical schools. The LP procedure… CONTINUE READING