2021 AMI Online Salon

Lumbar Puncture Procedure

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Sydney Agger
  • Client: UIC Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute
  • Copyright: Sydney Agger, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: 8.5 x 11 multi-page Handout
  • Primary Audience: Medical Students and Residents

Project Description

Lumbar Puncture is a procedure used to diagnose or treat a variety of conditions in the clinical setting. This procedure requires precise sterile technique, administration of local anesthetic, and insertion of a spinal needle to collect cerebrospinal fluid. When learning Lumbar Puncture, medical students and residents have difficulty mastering the nuances, such as needle depth and angle, needed to complete the procedure successfully. This illustrated handout of the Lumbar Puncture procedure focuses on areas of difficulty identified by instructors at the UIC Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute. A single Pantone color is used to further highlight sterile technique, key anatomical landmarks, internal structure, and correct placement of instruments. This illustration is intended to complement a written skill evaluation currently in use, so limited text was used.