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Mermaid Care has developed the BEACON Caresystem

BEACON Caresystem is an ICU ventilation and nutrition assist system. BEACON will provide ICU clinicians with

  • ventilator-dependent open-loop advice for optimizing ventilation in ICU ventilated adult patients.

  • open-loop advice for optimizing Nutrition in ICU ventilated adult patients.

BEACON uses inputs measured by BEACON and data inputs from the ventilator and manual data entry by the clinician into a computer program that has been designed to assist clinical decisions for changes to the ventilator settings for the individual patient undergoing mechanical ventilation.

The objective of the BEACON Caresystem is to present advice for ventilator and nutrition adjustment and the rationale behind the advice, in a clear and easy-to-use graphical format.


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What values does BEACON provide

BEACON Caresystem is an Intensive Care Clinical Advisory system, which continually monitors a ventilated patient and provides advise on ICU ventilator changes at any given time.

  • This will enable nurses and/or low skilled/new staff to optimize ventilation management in the ICU, when ICU doctors or Respiratory Therapists are scarce resources.

  • 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 allows doctors to monitor and adjust ventilator settings remotely on multiple patients simultaneously, removing the doctor from potential covid-19 infection risks by patients.

  • BEACON allows improved quality management of ventilated patients by ICU nurses and junior doctors where experiences doctors in ventilated management are lacking.

  • BEACON will work with any ventilator system installed - old or new.

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

  • 1 hour virtual training is enough to train doctors/nurses in using the system, and then BEACON is ready to be used in clinical practice

BEACON is CE marked and FDA Cleared [K192584]. Mermaid Care is ISO13485:2016 certified

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