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Surgicric II, III
2 techniques – 2 cricothyrotomy sets

The Surgicric is a cricothyrotomy set to maintain ventilation in case of obstruction of the upper airway.


Surgicric II is applied to the classical surgical technique and Surgicric III allows a cricothyrotomy according to the Seldinger technique.


The main feature of Surgicric is the special combination of tube and dilator. The locking mechanism and the soft tip maximise patient safety and reduce the risk of injury.


Surgical airway is the ultima ratio for the unsuccessful arm of the emergency pathway. Identification of the "cannot intubate – cannot oxygenate" scenario should result in immediate consideration of surgical airway access. Delays in achieving airway control and oxygenation will lead to hypoxic brain injury.


The incidence level of cricothyrotomy is estimated at approximately 1% of all emergency airway cases.
In order to master a cricothyrotomy in an emergency successfully, training on simulators (see page 33) seems to be indispensable.


VBM provides specific devices for every scenario of the surgical airway, like:
  • Surgical airway with Surgicric II
  • Narrow bore cannula with Jet-Ventilation Catheters and Manujet III
  • Wide bore cannula with Quicktrach I,II and Surgicric III



Soft dilator tip, thus avoiding injury to the posterior tracheal wall. Smooth transition from dilator to the tracheal tube.

Position check

Checking the position of the tracheal tube thanks to aspiration through dilator.

Patient Safety

The thin-walled, low pressure cuff guarantees a perfect seal, allows efficient ventilation and protects against aspiration.

Locking mechanism

The unique locking mechanism prevents accidental dislocation of the dilator from the tracheal tube during insertion.

Individually adjustable

The specially designed tracheal tube is longer than a standard tracheostomy tube and with the adjustable flange allows individual adaptation to the anatomical conditions of the patient.

Unique instrument packing systems

  • Clear overview of all components
  • Sterile application in any environment
  • Small pack size, making it ideal for emergency bags

Surgicric II Set
Classic surgical technique

Scalpel #11, Syringe 10 ml, 6.0 mm cuffed tube with dilator, Necktape, Extension tubing, Tracheal hook, Blunt scissors, Speculum.

Surgicric III Set
Seldinger technique

Scalpel #11, Syringe 10 ml, 6.0 mm cuffed tube with dilator, Necktape for tube, Necktape for introducer needle, Extension tubing, Introducer needle, Guidewire.

Video Surgicric II

The following video animation shows the use of the Surgicric II.

Video Surgicric III

The following video animation shows the use of the Surgicric III.

Downloads and further information

Vimeo Videolink:   Surgicric II Application Video
Vimeo Videolink:   Usage of Surgicric III

  • Surgicric II
    Helm, M. et al: Chirurgische Atemwegssicherung in der präklinischen Notfallmedizin. Notfall Rettungsmed 2011; 14: 29-36 Hess, T. et al: Invasive Notfalltechniken – Koniotomie. Anästhesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 2014; 49: 230-236.

  • Surgicric III
    Helm, M. et al: Surgical approach in difficult airway management. Best Practice Res ClinAnaesth 2005, 19: 623-640 Eisenburger, P. et al.: Comparison of conventional surgical versus seldinger technique emergency cricothyroidotomy performed by inexperienced clinicians. Anaesthesiology 2000; 92: 687-690.

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