Performing lumbar punctures for suspected CNS infections: experience and practice of trainee doctors

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Lumbar punctures are essential in the management of suspected CNS infections. However, despite clear guidelines their use can be haphazard. This survey investigated the training, knowledge and experience of UK doctors in training in relation to lumbar punctures.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-662
Number of pages5
JournalBritish journal of hospital medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015


  • Central Nervous System Infections, Clinical Competence, Clinical Decision-Making, Education, Medical, Graduate, Great Britain, Hospital Medicine, Humans, Self Efficacy, Spinal Puncture, Surveys and Questionnaires