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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July 1: I had a talk with the CICV director today and let him know the truth about the doctoring of the strength figures.
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.
sup][34] Another important issue is that simulation-based airway management training must be ongoing, as skill retention fades over time, particularly for the skills that are rarely used, such as those required for management of life-threatening CICV situations.