Welcome to the Management of the Critically Obstructed Airway Facilitators Course

This website is a guide to providing, facilitating and instructing on the Can't Intubate Can't Oxygenate (CICO) Course.

This course focuses on emergency responses aimed at four phases of care relevant to a Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) situation:

  1. supraglottic airway management aimed to relieve airway obstruction and avert deterioration to CICO;
  2. the transitional phase between supraglottic airway management and declaration of CICO;
  3. management of CICO with infraglottic airway rescue and
  4. management of a department or facility to ensure staff are prepared to manage CICO.

CICO resources:

Course description

Course description

Key themes and the structure and format of the course.

Preparation for delivery

Preparation for delivery

Resources and equipment checklists and documentation downloads.

Individual sessions

Individual sessions

PowerPoint slides and facilitator’s notes for each session.

Videos and algorithms

Videos and algorithms

Links to videos and access to handouts and algorithms used in the sessions.