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How to be good at practical procedures?
  1. R MacLeod1,
  2. Y Tse2
  1. 1
    Newcastle University, UK
  2. 2
    Royal Victoria infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  1. Yincent Tse, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 4LP; yincent{at}doctors.net.uk

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There has been increasing concerns in the acute admission setting about the quality of lumber punctures (LP), virtually all of which are undertaken by doctors in training. Traumatic (blood-stained) LP taps often result in diagnostic uncertainty, increased anxiety, the perception of technical incompetence and probably unnecessary treatment and …

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