This edition has new chapters on fascia iliaca, anterior sciatic nerve, transversus abdominis plane, and stellate ganglion blocking techniques, and rewritten chapters on infraclavicular, neuraxial, and cervical plexis blocks.
What does TAP stand for?
TAP stands for Transversus Abdominis Plane (anatomical landmark for anaesthetic technique)
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We have 822 other meanings of TAP in our Acronym Attic
- Transient Acoustic Processor
- Transit Access Pass (Los Angeles, CA)
- Transition Assistance Program
- Transition Aviation Project
- Transmission Adaptive Pressure (General Motors)
- Transmitter Antenna Polarization
- Transport and Air Pollution (symposium)
- Transportadora Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese flight operator)
- Transportation Action Plan (various locations)
- Transportes Aéreos Portugueses (Air Portugal)
- Travel Agency Proficiency (test)
- Travel Agent Portal
- Travel Assistance Program (Canada)
- Treatment Advocacy Program
- Trend Analysis Program (NAIC program)
- Trial Advocacy Program (various organizations)
- Triallyl Phosphate
- Trident Assignment Program
- Troopship (US DoD)
- Tuition Account Program (tuition pre-payment program)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Abdominal wall surgery Seventeen RCTs involving a total of 1230 patients were identified, 11 investigating transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks, three ilioinguinal/ iliohypogastric blocks and three PVBs.
A study evaluating the efficacy of a block at the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) (12) reported that the risk of puncturing the peritoneum, which applies to all blind techniques, was a limitation of the procedure.
There is, alas, one new chapter on transversus abdominis plane blocks, with one or two images to suggest a way that this might be done under ultrasound (as opposed to doing by feel).
The abdominal wall sensory afferents course through the transversus abdominis plane superficial to the transversus abdominis muscle (2).
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is described in adults for lower abdominal surgery including radical prostatectomy (1), midline lower abdominal bowel surgery (2,3), appendicectomy (3,4), caesarean section (3,5-7), total abdominal hysterectomy (8), laparoscopic gynaecological surgery (9), inguinal hernia repair (10), for caesarean wound haematoma pain (11) and for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (with infraumbilical ports) (12).
Bilateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheters were offered as an alternative and were accepted.
This can be blocked with a number of local anaesthetic techniques, including ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve blocks, wound instillation and most recently, the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block (85).