March 15, 2021

How to Perform an Ultrasound Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block

Written by: Charlotte Derr MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS

Dr. Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP, demonstrates how to perform an ultrasound-guided Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block. Improve your confidence and competence in emergency medicine ultrasound procedures by attending a course at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

LIVE COURSES (Live Lectures + Hands-On)

Regularly scheduled Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Live Courses are held at our state of the art facility in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Live Courses offer comprehensive training and feature a mixture of didactic lectures being presented by leading industry expert faculty, interactive case studies, and hands-on scanning.

Because the hands-on experience is such an integral part of a successful ultrasound training experience, Gulfcoast Ultrasound courses never exceed a 3:1 participant to instructor ratio during the scanning sessions. The hands-on scanning portion of the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Live Courses is always conducted on pre-scanned and approved live models for maximum optimal views. You will also receive scanning checklists and case logs signed by our instructors for your use (if needed) for hospital credentialing, etc.

Additionally included in your Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Live Course tuition is Lifetime Access to the Digital Course Syllabus which affords you with the ability to highlight, bookmark, and make any annotations for your use as a great reference tool in the future.

While at the live Emergency Medicine and/or Critical Care Ultrasound course, take advantage of our Gulfcoast Ultrasound product library and check-out a product to use overnight or during lunch/breaks of your course. Our faculty are always eager to interact personally with our participants to answer any questions and share their wealth of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound knowledge with our course participants. All Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ with select courses also offering ACEP, MOC, and ASRT credit(s). (See specific course page for details.) All course participants will receive a certificate upon completion at the end of each course.

BLENDED COURSES (Online Course + Hands-On)

The Blended Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Courses offered by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute also offer a comprehensive training experience, but in a combination of an online, self-paced course format. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Blended Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Courses include 15 months of unlimited access to the applicable Online Course (which would cover the same topics as the corresponding traditional live course) plus a Hands-on Scanning Workshop at the Gulfcoast Ultrasound facility.

The Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Online Courses include structured modules with video lectures, case presentations and post-module quizzes. Upon completion of the Online Course, you will attend a regularly scheduled hands-on workshop (the length of the workshop depends on the particular course you are enrolled in, but most hands-on scanning workshops are usually 1-2 days (6-12 total hours).

For the most effective learning experience with this format, completion of the Online Course is required before attending the hands-on workshop. This education format is also a popular for group education and private hands on courses (Custom onsite training by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is also available).

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