The original version of Vent Navigator software was developed by critical care physicians and
respiratory therapists for an NIH study investigating the treatment effects of using a CDS tool
to guide Lung Protective Ventilation (LPV) ventilator strategies in pediatric ARDS patients.
Vent Navigator is intended to be used with adult and pediatric patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS),
including COVID-19-associated ARDS.
Vent Navigator provides ventilator setting recommendations based on ARDSNet and Pediatric ARDS (PARDS) protocols
for Lung Protective Ventilation (LPV). Vent Navigator provides ventilation and oxygenation graphs, nomograms,
spontaneous breathing trial guidance and recommendations regarding liberation.

There are a number of protocols and complex decision trees incorporated into Vent Navigator,                                                                                                            including: ARDSnet mechanical ventilation protocols for PEEP/FiO2 management as well as tidal volume and inspiratory pressure,                                    and routine implementation of the “B” of the “ABCDEF” ICU liberation bundle for Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBT’s).

Arcos partnered with clinicians and developers to broaden the software for use with adults,
including COVID-19-associated ARDS patients, and make the software widely available.
Arcos hosts and maintains the software on a robust, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based server.
Yes. Arcos, Inc. is committed to implementing strong Security and Privacy measures.
Arcos’ set of policies, procedures and practices are compliant with federal (HIPAA) regulations
to ensure security and privacy of patient information. More >>
EMR connectivity is under development with availability anticipated in 2021. Until then,
Vent Navigator provides recommendations based on manually entered blood gas results,
ventilator settings and other data.
It is recommended to use the tool for modifying ventilator settings every four-six (4-6) hours,
but it can be used more often as needed.
The software follows standardized and accepted weaning criteria, using algorithms based on ventilator settings,
patient’s blood gases, and clinical assessment of breathing effort (during spontaneous breathing).
Recommendations are made for Spontaneous Breathing tests followed by Extubation Readiness tests.