PHARM Podcast 58 : The Vortex – management of the unexpected difficult airway
Meet these two guys..
Dr Nicholas Chrimes and Dr Peter Fritz from Melbourne published a FREE eBook with accompanying Youtube powerpoint presentation on their approach to emergency airway management using simple cognitive aid to assist in the unexpected difficult airway case. Its called VORTEX!
What you say? Another airway algorithim to remember! Didnt Scott Weingart just post a blog about the Shock Trauma Airway algorithm? Why do we need another one?
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! I can feel the glare from Mr EmCrit all the way from NYC!
They were generous with their time to come onto the show and record a podcast on their work. Tune in and have a listen. Then spread the word about VORTEX! THIS IS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF FOAMEd.
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