I absolutely LOVE this concept!!
The Vortex is an airway decision making algorithm for difficult airway management created by Dr Peter Fitz, an Emergency Physician and Dr Nicholas Chrimes, a Consultant Anaesthetist.
“Vortex is different. Its 3 D! Not linear..its circular. Thats cool. Its Non Surgical airway pillars ( tracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airway and bag/valve face mask) are all considered equal and the goal is Alveolar oxygen delivery ( AOD). They even support needle cricothyrotomy”
-Dr Minh Le Cong @ PHARM
Check out the above video demonstrating the Vortex in action AND also this interview on PHARM by Dr. Minh as he discusses vortex with it’s creator’s.