Innovations in Surgery
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block:
How and Why Every MIS Surgeon Should Perform
this Pain Reducing Procedure
Release Date: November 8, 2017
Expiration Date: November 8, 2019
Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes
Innovations in Surgery is a series of CME-certified webcasts that allow participants to view prerecorded demonstrations and discussions of new and innovative minimally invasive procedures, devices, and techniques. The monthly series of archived webcasts features presentations by and discussions with nationally renowned experts at prestigious medical centers.
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block will review the various techniques of Transversus Abdominal Plane (TAP) block. The webcast will also evaluate TAP block complications and results.
- Review the various techniques of Transversus Abdominal Plane (TAP) block
- Evaluate TAP block results in terms of post-operative pain, nausea, vomiting and opioid usage, and the length of hospital stay
- Assess complications of TAP block and the medications
These activities are directed to practicing surgeons and other health practitioners who care for patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
Activity Directors and Faculty
Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Adrian E. Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS(ECSA)
Chair, Department of Surgery
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Steven Wexner, MD, FACS
Chief Academic Officer
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Professor and Chair
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education
Florida International University College of Medicine
Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD
Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Zubaidah binti Norhanipah, MD
Fellow in Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
|Conor P. Delaney, MD|
|Merck||Advising on trial development;
Teaching and Speaking
|Recro Pharma, Inc.||Consulting; Clinical trial development|
|Zubaidah binti Norhanipah, MD|
|Pacira Pharmaceutical||Research grant for the Research fellow position in Cleveland Clinic|
|Philip R. Schauer, MD|
|AMAG, GI Dynamics, Inc.||Membership on advisory committee or review panels|
|Ethicon Endosurgery||Consulting; Research grant|
|Medtronic, Pacira Pharmaceutical||Research Grant|
|Novo Nordisk, Inc.||Teaching and Speaking|
|Surgical Excellence LLC||Board Membership|
|The Medicines Co.||Consulting|
|Steven D. Wexner, MD|
|Asana Medical, Intuitive Surgical||Ownership interest (stock, stock options)|
|Actamax Surgical Materials, LLC, Axonics, Brace Pharmaceuticals, CRH Medical, Incontinence Devices, Inc., Mederi Therapeutics, Medtronic, Novadaq||Consulting|
|Covidien||Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)|
|Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc.||Consulting; Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)|
Ownership interest (stock, stock options)
The following faculty has indicated that he has no relationship which, in the context of his presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
Adrian Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
This CME activity was produced by Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and
Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advanced Skills Center.