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Control Cric
Control Cric


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NSN:  6515-01-640-6701

Product Code: 13-500 Category:

The CoTCCC Preferred Surgical Airway

Proper Placement Every Time

Inability to secure the airway is the second leading cause of preventable battlefield death.1 The Control Cric™ system is tactically designed and packaged. It includes the Cric-Key, Cric-Knife with trachea hook, cricothyrotomy tube and stabilizing strap. The result is fast, accurate placement and higher success rates when compared to traditional airway techniques.2

The intuitive design of the Cric-Key™ has a pre-shaped stylet that provides airway confirmation with tactile feel of the tracheal rings. It confirms airway placement through distinct sensory feedback, ensuring proper use by operators with limited surgical skills in challenging environments. Studies demonstrate a 100% success rate vs. a 66% success rate for traditional airway techniques.2

The Cric-Knife combines a short, shovel-shaped scalpel and integrated trach hook that slides down into the incision to ensure proper insertion of the cricothyrotomy tube. The hook makes a distinct “click” sound when it’s in the correct position under the thyroid cartilage and stays in position until the cricothyrotomy tube is fully inserted. Control-Cric delivers the confidence to execute a life saving surgical procedure when it counts.

  • FAST: Secure a surgical airway in approximately 30 seconds1
  • ACCURATE: confirms airway with tactile feel of the tracheal rings
  • SAFE: 100% first-attempt success rate versus 66% rate for traditional techniques2


  • Control Cric kit includes:
    • Cric-Key: 5.2mm soft, cric tube with cuff (ideal length for cricothyrotomy)
    • Cric-Knife:
      • 10 mm long, dual-sided blade with an integrated, sliding trach hook
      • Ergonomically designed with tactical pencil grip
    • Cricothyrotomy Tube
    • Stabilizing Strap
  • Lightweight and low cube


  • Inability to secure the airway was estimated to account for approximately 8% of preventable battlefield deaths2
  • 100% success rate vs. 66% success rate for traditional airway techniques1
  • Sequenced packaging for procedural standardization
  • Cric-Key provides airway confirmation with tactile feel of the tracheal rings


  • FDA Clearance
    • Sterile / Single patient use
  • Patent Pending
  • Specifications:
    • Unit Weight: 5 oz
    • Unit Dimensions: 9” H x 5.25” W x 2.5” D
    • Latex free
  • 100% Made in the USA



1 Eastridge BJ., et al., Death on the battlefield (2001-2011): Implications for the future of combat casualty care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6 Suppl 5):S431-7.

2 Mabry, RL., et al., A comparison of two open surgical cricothyrotomy techniques by military medics using a cadaver model. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;63(1):1-5.