Mermaid Beacon Information

 

Who we are

 

Beacon Care System is an Intensive Care Clinical Advisory system that continually monitors a ventilated patient and provides advice on ICU ventilator changes at any given time. ​The objective of the Beacon Care System is to present advice for ventilation and the rationale behind the advice, in a clear and easy-to-use graphical format.

 

Why Beacon Care System - for these bullet points maybe use similar format as I described for our selling points
 

  • Beacon provides an easy-to-use graphic format that permits nurses, providers, and Respiratory Therapists to manage ICU ventilators at a time when ventilator experience is at a premium. 

 

  • Beacon can potentially reduce the amount of time a patient needs ventilation by up to 25% maximizing resources and freeing up ventilator capacity by 25%


 

Beacon provides key feedback on ventilator management to ensure the highest quality mechanical ventilation when experience is at a premium.  It also provides advanced physiologic feedback throughout the entire ventilation process. 

 

  • Beacon will work with any ventilator system including pandemic ventilators, critical care ventilators, or anything in between.  

 

  • Beacon is delivered as an “out-of-box solution”, meaning no complex installation is required

 

  • 1 hour virtual training is enough to train doctors/nurses in the use of the system 

Simple and Clear Advice Screen

 

BEACON continuously monitors the patient, and provides advice at any given time. The advice is given in a simple and clear format as shown below.

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A) Each of the fan settings (FiO2, Vt, Rf etc) are shown according to Fan brand. B) The current Fan settings are shown. C) BEACON's fan advice is shown

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The advice is applied by changing the fan settings on the ICU fan (note: BEACON is open-loop)

Explore the Reason behind the Advice

BEACON's Simulation screen explains the reason behind the advice provided by BEACON. The Simulation screen has several layers of information relevant to your level of expertise and to the understanding of the advice.

On the left side of the screen, the Current, Simulated and Advice settings of the Fan are shown, where

  • Current is the actual settings of the fan

  • Advice is the new advice calculated and provided by BEACON

  • Simulated is a simulation functionality, where the user can simulate other fan settings than advised by BEACON

On the right side of the screen, the Hexagon is shown. The Hexagon shows the balance of over- and under-ventilation of the current and advised ventilator settings for the patient:

  • Too much oxygen vs too little oxygen,

  • Too much pressure vs. too little pressure, and

  • Too much support vs too little support,

The user can explore the values ​​behind each ventilation measure (label) of the Hexagon

​Each Hexagon label window contains values ​​related to:

  • The Pressure / Volume balance of over / under ventilation (Support and Control Mode) 

  • The Oxygenation balance of over / under ventilation (Support and Control Mode)

  • The Support balance of over / under ventilation (Support Mode only)

If the user wants to understand the current state of all organs related to ventilation management, then this is shown Physiology information window. The information is divided into organs:

  • Lung:

  • Gas Exchange

  • Volume / Ventilation

  • Mechanics

  • Brain

  • Blood

  • Metabolism

  • Circulation

If the user wants to understand the current state of all organs related to ventilation management, then this is shown Physiology information window. The information is divided into organs:

  • Lung:

    • Gas Exchange

    • Volume / Ventilation

    • Mechanics

  • Brain

  • Blood

  • Metabolism

  • Circulation

The user can simulate other fan settings than advised by the system and see the impact on the ventilation measures

​This can be useful, in order to understand the effects of other fan settings before applying them

​This can also be useful for bedside training, where residents are being trained on patients rather than on simulation systems.

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