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Volume 14/Issue 4, July 2018

Improving practice using the wrapped tucked position for lumbar punctures

Sinéad Ramsay, Karen Jackson

Infants undergoing a lumbar puncture are subjected to a potentially painful and uncomfortable procedure. They often struggle against the required hold position and become increasingly agitated during the procedure, thereby reducing the likelihood of success. The use of a wrapped technique for holding during lumbar punctures can provide support and comfort for the baby and help healthcare professionals to locate the most appropriate space for needle insertion and obtain a clear cerebrospinal fluid sample.

Ramsay S., Jackson K. Improving practice using the wrapped tucked position for lumbar punctures. Infant 2018;14(4): 135-36.
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