Pediatric lumbar puncture trainers are less available than adult trainers; most are the newborn size and quite expensive. Due to age-based practice patterns for fever diagnostic testing, most pediatric lumbar punctures are performed on young infants, and residents have fewer opportunities to perform lumbar punctures on older children.1 Adult lumbar puncture trainers have been created using a 3D-printed spine and ballistics gel, which allows for ultrasound guidance.2 No previous model has been described for pediatric lumbar puncture.
About Heather Kuntz, MDHeather Kuntz, MD Associate Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital
Loma Linda, CA