THE VORTEX IN ACTION – RSI IN ED from PHARM

THE VORTEX IN ACTION – RSI IN ED.

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.

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2 thoughts on “THE VORTEX IN ACTION – RSI IN ED from PHARM

  1. Simon Carley (@EMManchester)

    Like this.
    After a failed first attempt I often see attempt 2 being the same as attempt 1 – but with more force!
    I always teach that attempt two has to be different from attempt 1 – ask the question ‘What are you going to do different next time?’
    The vortex approach formalises this in a great way. Thanks for sharing.

    S

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