Management of “can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate” (CICO)

The CICO activity aims to ensure anaesthetists have appropriate regular training to prevent (where possible) and manage a CICO situation. This activity requires completion of an education session or course, which includes a face-to-face simulation component. Simulation in this context may mean bench top training or use of simple mannequins in a local department, not necessarily fully immersive mannequin-based simulation in a simulation centre. The workshop or course must be prospectively recognised by the ANZCA CPD unit. 


Standards for education session providers refer to Appendix 12


International meetings may be recognised if they comply with the education standards set out in Appendix 12, details on the process of gaining recognition can be found here. 


Evidence: Certificate of completion issued by a recognised provider. 


Resources to support learning for emergency response activities are available here.

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