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The Vortex in Action

The Vortex Approach, a cognitive aid tool created by Nicholas Chrimes, that provides a simple and consistent template for airway management.

This simulation video, demonstrates the Vortex Approach in action and shows how it can be used in a “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygentate’ (CICO)’ situation happening during a Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI). It is directed by Dr Nicholas Chrimes, who created the concept.

Take a moment to reflect: How did you feel watching this video? How are Human Factors and Ergonomics incorporated in The Vortex? Do you already use the Vortex Approach in your healthcare setting? Do you think it would be useful to implement?

If you are interested in finding out more about the approach, this article will give you a more detailed overview.

CICO and emergency Front of Neck Airway will be the focus of the next activity. We will discuss RSI in Week 3 of Airway Matters.

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