Lumbar Puncture Procedures! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    1. What is the purpose of performing a lumbar puncture below the level of L1?
    • A. 

      A. There are larger spaces between vertebral bones so it is easier to get to cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).

    • B. 

      B. The spinal cord ends at L1 so the lumbar puncture is done into root ganglion.

    • C. 

      C. The lower the puncture is done, the easier the CSF flows out.

    • D. 

      D. The chance of a CSF leak is decreased.

  • 2. 
      Early mobilization is important post-operatively in spinal patients. An essential call to the MD is warranted by:
    • A. 

      Orthostatic hypotension Orthostatic hypotension

    • B. 

      Immediate, severe headache

    • C. 

      Neurological changes ini sensation

    • D. 

      Pain at the surgical site

  • 3. 
     The rational for leaving a cervical collar on a patient until they are able to coherently verbalize no pain with neck movement is:
    • A. 

      A confused patient cannot tell if they are actually having pain or not A confused patient cannot tell if they are actually having pain or not A confused patient cannot tell if they are actually having pain or not.

    • B. 

      Soft tissue and ligament damage will not show up on a CT Scan Soft tissue and ligament damage will not show up on a CT Scan Soft tissue and ligament damage will not show up on a CT scan.

    • C. 

      A confused patient may consider the cervical collar as uncomfortable and it is a way to orient them.

    • D. 

      C1-C2 only have two columns in the stabilization theory and if one column is injured, they are considered unstable.