TAP Block Web Seminar

iTAP™ procedure Web Seminar

View a special one-hour webinar on the iTAP™ procedure presented by Dr. Brandon Winchester, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center (registration required). learn more.

Anatomy Library

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Classical images of the human anatomy, with a focus on the areas where nerve blocks are indicated. Feel free to download and make your desktop wallpaper.
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On-Site Nerve Block Education

Expert training in regional anesthesia, acute pain management or chronic pain management at your hospital or surgical center is now available nationwide from Regional Anesthesia Consultants, LLC.
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WebEx Video Library

Dr. Gregory Hickman and Dr. Brandon Winchester

A look at the economics of doing continuous blocks from the Andrews Institute in Florida.

Continuous iTAP™ procedure

Dr. Brandon Winchester (Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center/co-founder and VP of Operations for docstream.com. Dr. Winchester covers topics including indications, anatomy, evidence, techniques, and billing

Continuous Nerve Blocks

Dr. Dickson Wu (Attending Anesthesiologist, Skokie Hospital University Health Systems, IL)
Dr. Wu gives an overview of continuous nerve blocks.

Transverse Abdominal Plane Continuous Nerve Blocks

Dr. Jeffery Gonzales (Director Regional Anesthesia, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, IL)
Dr. Gonzales reviews techniques and best practices for Continuous Transversus Abdomins Plan (TAP) Blocks.

Continuous Nerve Blocks Utilizing Ultrasound

Dr. Jeffrey Gonzales (Director Regional Anesthesia, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, IL)
Learn best practices, including techniques, patient selection, and billing advice.

Starting an Outpatient Continuous Nerve Block Program

Dr. John Mrachek (Director Acute Pain Service, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MN)
Learn about starting a continuous nerve block program for an ambulatory surgical center.

Dr. Gonzales gives an overview of TAP Blocks and other information

Dr. Jeffrey Gonzales (Director Regional Anesthesia, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, IL)
Dr. Gonzales reviews techniques with TAP blocks

Meet the Contributors

Jessen Mukalel M.D.

Jessen Mukalel M.D.

Jessen Mukalel M.D. is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Texas Medical School in Houston and is Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Fellowship Director. He has delivered numerous lectures on Regional Anesthesiology for ASRA, ASA, and has conducted workshops on the topic.

Dr. Jeff Gonzales

Dr. Jeff Gonzales

Dr. Jeff Gonzales is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center and also served as Director of Anesthesia at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Chicago. He has served as a Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology at Northwestern University and completed his Residency and Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He has delivered numerous lectures on Regional Anesthesiology for ASRA, ASA, and has conducted workshops on the topic.

Dr. Dickson Wu

Dr. Dickson Wu

Dr. Dickson Wu , Anesthesiologist with the NorthShore University Health System in Skokie, Illinois, has served on the faculty of Rush University Medical Center, and has served as the Director of Regional Anesthesia for NorthShore University Medical Center. He has lectured on Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks since 2006, and is a thought leader on Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks.

Dr. John Mrachek

Dr. John Mrachek

Dr. John Mrachek has certification and Diplomate status from the American Board of Anesthesiology. After receiving his M.D. from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Mrachek interned at Hennepin County Medical Center, then completed a residency in Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota. In his distinguished career, he has served as the Medical School Admissions Committee Interviewer, Chief Resident of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota, and chaired the Search Committee for the Department. Currently with Northwest Anesthesia, P.A., at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Dr. Mrachek has taught at the University of Minnesota Medical School, St. John's University and The College of St. Benedict's (Minn.), and has presented at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Mayo Clinic. He serves as a consultant to Medtronic, Inc., and EV3, Inc.

Dr. Brandon Winchester

Dr. Brandon Winchester

Dr. Brandon Winchester is Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director at the Andrews Research and Education institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Dr. Winchister also served as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center where he specialized in Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks. He is Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations for DOCSTREAM Inc., a company whose mission is to deliver high definition live and on-demand multi-media medical education on the web. He has lectured on numerous occasions on Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks.

Gregory Hickman MD

Gregory Hickman MD

Gregory Hickman MD Completed his residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham and now he is the Medical and Anesthesia Director at the Andrews Insitute. He has lectured on numerous occasion on Ultrasound Guided Continuous Nerve Blocks and is well known as a thought leader.

Mitchell Fingerman M.D.

Mitchell Fingerman M.D.

Mitchell Fingerman M.D. received his Medical Degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed his Anesthesia Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, he then completed a Fellowship in Ambulatory/Regional Anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC.

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