Education package coming soon
Proper education in use of the Vortex Approach is crucial to its effective use. Specific programs have been developed to train clinical teams to become competent in use of the Vortex Approach. In addition to the foundation material provided on this website and in the e-book, lesson plans for interactive discussions, simulation-based team training along with other educational resources, which allow these programs to be implemented in a standardised way, will be available for free download soon.
Vortex Training app
The Vortex training app has been developed to assist with training teams in effective use of the Vortex Approach as part of the above programs. It is available as a free download from the app store. This app is intended solely for educational purposes and should not be used during management of actual clinical emergencies where it may become a distraction. Note that the app is currently based on an earlier version of the Vortex Approach which employs slightly different terminology and an altered graphic. An updated version of the Vortex training app will be available soon.
The Vortex training app is only available for use with iOS on iPad.
Vortex Optimisation Training MATRIX
The training matrix and targeted intervention tools have been designed to assist training clinical teams to recognise the specific optimisation strategies prompted for each lifeline by the 5 categories listed on the primary tool. Note that these tables are only intended as foundation resources for training purposes, not as an implementation tools for real time use during airway management.