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The Upper Airway Lifelines

WHat you’ll find here

  • Introduction to an important cognitive tool that can assist with knowledge translation during an airway emergency
  • A deep dive on the key features of the Vortex Approach
rapid review

We built this space with speed in mind. It uses visual learning to give you the essentials in five minutes or less. Start here, then decide if you want to go ahead and take a deep dive into all the rest of the content. Enjoy 😊

Use your airway lifelines to keep your patient in the green zone. The place on the vortex where you’re delivering adequate oxygenation. Here you have time to think, to plan, to prepare for your next move. This is the zone you want to get to.

The Vortex is not an algorithm, it’s described by its creator Nicholas Chrimes as a high acuity tool designed to work at the bedside during a rapidly evolving airway emergency.

three upper airway lifelines you can bring to the bedside
Dive Deep 🤿

After the rapid review, this space is organized to bring you the most essential knowledge and resources first. After that, go ahead and customize your learning by exploring what’s important to you in the content below. Look for the ✋emoji that signals the opportunity for hands on learning for in person events.

Introduction to the Vortex Approach
9:38 min
visit the vortex approach website

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mobile resource

Download the Vortex Training App to your phone. Use it for self-practice and for in person team training. ✋ 🤔

the bottom line

  • Your goal is to prioritize oxygenation and keep your patient in the “green zone”
  • All three upper airway lifelines are effective at delivering lifesaving oxygen
  • Learning how to use your three upper airway lifelines together makes them more powerful

For in person learners, locate any of the posters below within the installation to continue your training. Then snap the QR codes embedded within them to access the learning space. Look for the ✋emoji for integrated hands on training opportunities.

when you can’t be with us – Online learning

When you can’t be with us in person, you can still access all the same content on this topic. Simply click on the masterclass link below to take you to the online masterclass learning space.

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