Warm welcome for Navigator™ from clinicians in Brussels
Applied Physiology’s attendance at the 32nd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM), has opened new doors to help the company accelerate the commercialization of Navigator™, its physiology based cardiovascular clinical decision support system, which pioneers a new approach to the management of critically ill patients.
Applied Physiology exhibited at ISICEM and hosted a seminar in Brussels on 21 March 2012 to introduce and demonstrate Navigator™. The seminar was chaired by Dr. Richard Beale, Clinical Director and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. St Thomas’ Hospital has been using Navigator™ for over a year.
Dr. Michael Pinsky, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA, gave an illuminating presentation covering the underlying physiology and clinical background of Navigator™ and highlighting the potential benefits of its use.
Dr Pinsky’s presentation was followed by an interactive session led by panelists Prof Jan Bakker, Department of Intensive Care Adults, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam and Dr. Maurizio Cecconi, Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at St George’s Hospital, London. During this session, Prof Bakker and Dr Cecconi presented patient cases from their own practice. The audience was invited to decide on the diagnostics and treatment of these cases, comparing basic monitoring with Navigator™ led decision making. The input of the audience was captured via an anonymous voting system. On several occasions, the Navigator™ led the audience to change their treatment decision.
In the summing up, delegates responded positively to the following statements:
- 92% said the visualization of the hemodynamics and targets was of additional value to the traditional monitoring
- 96% said the addition of a measure of cardiac performance and effective circulating volume was of value
The positive results reinforce the experience of the clinicians that are already using Navigator™ in hospitals around the world. These include Liverpool Hospital, Sydney; St George’s, London; Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg and St Thomas’s, London.
Dr. Richard Beale, Clinical Director and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital commented:
“Navigator is a real innovation for supporting clinicians and their decision making for critically ill patients. We have been using it at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for some time and I have come to view the real-time information it provides as being extremely useful. I can see a time when it will be widely used by clinicians in intensive care units.”
Mark Leaning, Executive Director added:
“ISICEM is arguably the most important international conference in the intensive care calendar. The new connections we made during the conference and the conversations we have started with clinicians and major companies that attended our seminar, have opened doors to new and exciting partnerships. In the months ahead, we will be building on the TGA certification, CE Mark and FDA 510(k) clearance, along with the powerful endorsement of leading opinion formers, to accelerate the commercialisation of Navigator™ globally.”
To view our short video from Brussels, click here
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Annette Veening, Sales and Marketing Manager
Notes to editors:
- Navigator™ continues to be used as part of an ongoing development program at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne Australia, where the seminal Navigator™ research was conducted by Prof Geoffrey Parkin.