CICV


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CICV

cannot intubate, cannot ventilate (of a patient in respiratory failure whose airway cannot be managed in standard fashion).
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The Third field Hospital is right by CICV [Combined Intelligence Center Vietnam] and they are bringing the casualties in there in almost a steady stream, by chopper and ambulance.
July 1: I had a talk with the CICV director today and let him know the truth about the doctoring of the strength figures.
As we know, almost every healthcare provider will experience the stress of managing a difficult airway, especially for the “can't intubate and can't ventilate (CICV)” crisis situations.
Nontechnical skills have been identified as particularly important for management of emergency and crisis situations, for example CICV situations which are dynamic, evolving, and require constant re-assessment.