Intelligent Control
of Oxygenation

Individual. Intelligent. Efficient.

Every newborn is special. PRICO (Predictive Intelligent Control of Oxygenation) by ACUTRONIC is the next generation of Intelligent Closed-Loop FiO2-SpO2 Controls, maintaining the patient's SpO2 within the intended range. Together with the Masimo Set® SpO2-Sensors, its unique algorithm and high-performance blender now perform FiO2 adjustments automatically, quickly, and more reliably than ever before.

PRICO not only supports caregivers in their daily goal for best possible patient comfort and safety, but also helps clinicians save time, reduce cost, and improve their workflow.

Oxygen supplementation is one of the most common therapeutic interventions in resuscitation and neonatal intensive care of term and preterm infants. However, both hypoxia and hyperoxia must be avoided because of their detrimental effects on morbidity and mortality in these children. While hypoxia may lead to direct and indirect cellular damage, hyperoxia has been associated with oxygen toxicity, oxidative stress and chronic diseases of preterm infants such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia and retinopathy of prematurity.

PRICO will keep you within your target range more reliably than normal manual adjustment.

[18] M.C. Hütten, et al., Fully automated predictive intelligent control of oxygenation (PRICO) in resuscitation and ventilation of preterm lambs, Pediatr. Res. 78 (2015)657–663.

The Next Generation of Closed-Loop

Patient Outcome

  • Reducing hypoxic and hyperoxic events
  • Minimizing the long-term exposure to high FiO2 levels
  • Less periods outside target SpO2 range leads to improved patient safety

Workflow Improvement

  • Improving workflow around the NICU
  • Less hands-on requirements at the bedside
  • Automatically supports your oxygenation strategy

Cost Effective

  • More efficient time management for caregivers
  • Improved NICU management

Masimo Set®

The SpO2 module used with PRICO is the MASIMO Set USB®. Plug it into the back of a fabian. For preterm infants, term infants, and pediatric patients there is a dedicated sensor.

ACUTRONIC selected leading edge Masimo Set (Signal Extraction Technology), because the SpO2 algorithm performance ensures reliable readings under challenging conditions (low perfusion and movement artifact),which is essential for PRICO  

Measures in Addition:

  • Pulse Rate (PR)
  • Perfusion Index (PI)
  • Signal Quality (SIQ)

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