The Vortex: a universal "high acuity implementation tool" for emergency airway management. Article in the British Journal of Anaesthesia by Nicholas Chrimes describing the Vortex Approach.
Is it time for airway management education to be mandatory? Editorial in the British Journal of Anaesthesia which includes reference to an innovative e-learning program based around the Vortex Approach.
Transition from supraglottic to infraglottic rescue in the "can't intubate, can't oxygenate" (CICO) scenario. Report from the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Airway Management Working Group that examines the evidence for the use low text graphic tools for use during crisis management and discusses the strengths of the Vortex as an implemenation tool.
Cognitive tool for dealing with unexpected difficult airway. Letter in the British Journal of Anaesthesia describing clinical use of the Vortex Approach.
Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults. The 2015 DAS guidelines acknowledge the Vortex as a tool for 'real time' use during an airway emergency and explicitly state that, in contast, their own purpose is as a training tool to be used during the preparation rather than implementation phase of airway managment.
The Vortex: striving for simplicity, context independence and teamwork in an airway cognitive tool. Letter in the British Journal of Anaesthesia from Nicholas Chrimes outlining rationale behind the Vortex Approach.