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Flow-c Anesthesia Machine

Flow-c anesthesia machine
Getinge Flow-c
Getinge Flow-c anesthesia machine

Flow-c Anesthesia Machine

Our compact anesthesia model

Flow-c is the easy-to-use dynamic anesthesia machine enabling safe and cost-efficient treatment. The compact design is an advantage in a crowded operating room with a busy schedule. Despite its small size, it has Flow Family advantages such as ventilation performance to ICU standards, precision agent dosing, active hypoxia prevention technologies, Automatic Gas Control for safe low-flow anesthesia, Lung Recruitment Maneuvers to prevent postoperative complications, an intuitive user interface, and several mounting possibilities.

Dynamic Anesthesia Delivery when Every. Breath. Counts. 

Overview

Innovations

Our unique anesthesia technology makes the difference

Automatic Gas Control

Automatic Gas Control (AGC) - safe and easy low-flow anesthesia

Automatic Gas Control (AGC) makes low-flow anesthesia delivery safe. With simple pre-settings, specifying the targeted inspired oxygen, end-tidal anesthetic agent levels and required speed, AGC solves the rest. Our innovation offers high precision combined with improved comfort and increased safety. [1][2][3][4][5][6]

Automatic Gas Control

O2Guard - active hypoxia prevention

O₂Guard - active hypoxia prevention

Our O2Guard is the world’s only system for active hypoxia prevention. Should the inspired oxygen level drop below 21%, the O2Guard automatically overrules the settings and increases the flow of oxygen. The risk of hypoxia is minimized. [7] 

MAC Brain - better anesthetic agent dosing

For more precise control of depth of anesthesia, we created MAC Brain. A unique tool that visualizes the difference in agent concentration between the lungs and the target organ, the brain. The reliability of the data puts you in control, letting you plan and deliver more efficient dosing of agents with safety and ease. [8] [9] [10]

Lung recruitment

Lung recruitment - Gentle steps against atelectasis

Our lung recruitment maneuvers have become the tool of choice to counter
atelectasis, to improve oxygenation and help prevent postoperative complications. [11] [12]

Ventilation

Ventilation performance to ICU standards

Innovative Flow Core Technology is designed to promote efficient agent usage, providing the power and precision to ventilate even the most challenging patients. [13] [14] [15]

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Our workstation

User-friendly workstation in the OR

Developed together with clinicians, the compact Flow-c anesthesia machine is designed to facilitate a great scope for configuration and patient safety. With an intuitive interface and emphasis on ease of use [16], our anesthesia solutions ensure a streamlined workflow and efficiency in the operating room that offers enhanced cost control and resource management.

Intuitive control panel

The flexible and intuitive touch screen gives you one point of control for all functions.

215 cm rails for flexible mounting

Despite its compact size, Flow-c has 215 cm multipurpose rails! Mount monitors, tables and accessories where it best suits you.

Cable management without clutter

Hoses and cables are neatly routed and covered by specially designed panels, contributing to improved hygiene and safety.

Getinge Flow-c hooks

Snap on hooks

For convenient placement of tubes, manual breathing bags, suction tips and other accessories.

Getinge Flow-c shelf

Convenient USB and light

USB ports for data transfer and power supply are easily accessible. Three step dimmable LED lights up the workspace.

Large drawer

With slots for spare vaporizers and an optional lockable compartment.

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Service and support

Comprehensive service and support

The prerequisite for dynamic anaesthesia delivery is 100% reliability and flexibility. Getinge 360-degree Services will maximize uptime and the long-term value of your investment. We provide a service plan that includes proactive maintenance, easy troubleshooting and prompt service by our certified field reps – ensuring your equipment is operating to its full potential, all the time.

Connected medical devices
- improve uptime in the OR

Our connectivity solution Getinge Online gives instant access to equipment data via a role-based dashboard that helps you, your team and the hospital to gain insights and maximize uptime. All to improve efficiency in the operating room (OR). 

E-learning Flow Anesthesia machines

eLearnings Flow Anesthesia Family

Get a better understanding how to ensure that surgical procedures go according to plan for everyone involved, and that operating rooms are consistently used to full capacity.

Our Anesthesia eLearnings for our Flow Family of anesthesia machines provide you with interactive, mobile and self-pasted information. Discover our free and repeatable online sessions.

Anesthesia eLearnings

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Quality consumables

The genuine Getinge consumables portfolio is specially developed for the highest possible patient safety and ease of use. Our original accessories and consumables ensure the best performance and safety for the Flow Family anesthesia delivery system.

Expect seamless connectivity

It is easy to connect the Flow anesthesia machine to patient monitor, HIS and patient data management system with no need for third party system. Patient data is transferred via the FCI protocol or HL7 (MSync).

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Protect your investment

Getinge 360° Services offers is a complete range of services to improve workflows, equipment uptime, staff and patient satisfaction. We have the technical and clinical knowledge to deliver state-of-the-art equipment and solutions.

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All references

  1. Carette R, De Wolf AM, Hendrickx JF. Automated gas control with the Maquet Flow-i. J Clin Monit Comput. 2016 Jun;30(3):341-6.

  2. Getinge case story MX-7418, rev01: Agent savings with Flow-i AGC at Maria Middelare hospital, Belgium.

  3. Lucangelo U, Garufi G, Marras E, et al. End-tidal versus manually-controlled low-flow anaesthesia. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014; 28: 117-121.

  4. Brattwall M, Warrén-Stomberg M, Hesselvik F, Jakobsson J. Brief review: Theory and practice of minimal fresh gas flow anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Aug;59(8):785-97

  5. M. Bilgi, S. Goksu, A. Mizrak, et al. Comparison of the effects of low-flow and high-flow inhalational anaesthesia with nitrous oxide and desflurane on mucociliary activity and pulmonary function tests, Eur J Anaesthesiol 2011;28:279–283

  6. Kalmar A. et al. Minimizing sevoflurane wastage by sensible use of automated gas control technology in the flow-i workstation: an economic and ecological assessment. J Clin Monit Comput. 2022 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10877-021-00803-z.

  7. Ghijselings IE, De Cooman S, Carette R, et al. Performance of an active inspired hypoxic guard. J Clin Monit Comput. 2016 Feb;30(1):63-8t.

  8. Drews FA, Syroid N, Agutter J, Strayer DL, Westenskow DR. Drug delivery as control task: improving performance in common anesthetic task. Hum Factors 2006;48:85–94.

  9. ECRI. The MAC Brain feature on Getinge anesthesia units: ECRI's view. Device Evaluation 2022 Jan5.

  10. Internal report EVU-197031 - 01 - Flow 4.7 Enhanced Post Market Surveillance Report 2019

  11. García-Fernández J, Romero A, Blanco A, et al. Recruitment manoeuvres in anaesthesia: How many more excuses are there not to use them? Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim.2018 Apr;65(4):209-217

  12. Yassen et al. Respiratory and Hemodynamic Effects of Prophylactic Alveolar Recruitment During Liver Transplant. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation (2021) DOı: 10.6002/ect.2020.0412

  13. Internal test reports comparing Flow-i with vendor machines; EVU 125310, EVU-125312, EVU-125313

  14. Case study contributed by Dr. Waltraud Bruchelt and Dr. Günter Baumann, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Graz, Austria.

  15. Lucangelo U, Ajčević M, Accardo A, et al. Flow-i ventilator performance in the presence of a circle system leak. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Apr;31(2):273 280.

  16. Internal report EVU 205592 NPS Summary Anesthesia 2019