We spend a lot of time focused on what we need to learn. But in an era of accelerating complexity and disruptive change, the process of how we learn increasingly needs to be included in our focus.
As a physician, I live with the reality that sometimes our knowledge can fail us. When this happens we need to be able to access learning structures that understand how we learn, anticipate our weaknesses, and leverage our strengths. In short, learning designed for humans.
This talk is about my personal journey that laid the groundwork for using the concept of a self-education loop to "rebrain" myself after a terrifying failed airway experience.
The primary goal of any emergency airway management is to prioritize oxygenation. It is not intubation. Failure to intubate is only failure in emergency airway management if it leads to hypoxic brain injury. Protecting the brain from hypoxic injury should always be the over-riding necessity. The Vortex Approach is new cognitive tool designed to help focus you on that most important goal.
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