Flow-i Anesthesia Machine
Flow-i Anesthesia Machine
Our innovative model for low-flow anesthesia delivery
Flow-i is a highly advanced anesthesia machine offering superior ventilation performance, decision support features, a wider range of settings of flows and pressures, and the innovative AGC option for safe and easy low-flow anesthesia. Flow-i provides safe, personalized and cost-efficient care, also for the most challenging patients. Available in three versions, it is a dynamic solution, including a height-adjustable model, and a pendant model suspended from the ceiling.
Dynamic Anesthesia Delivery - Every. Breath. Counts.
Our unique anesthesia technology makes the difference
Safe and easy low-flow anesthesia with Automatic Gas Control (AGC)
Automatic Gas Control (AGC) makes low-flow anesthesia delivery safe. It is an option uniquely available with Flow-i machines. Automation eliminates the need of continuous manual adjustments: 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.      
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.   
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. What once was considered complex and time consuming is now seamlessly integrated into your workflow.  
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. This is due to the combination of our Volume Reflector with its smart re-breathing system and our proven Servo gas modules, adjusting pressure and flow constantly within every breath.   
Reduce anesthetic agent
Getinge Anesthesia for a sustainable OR
MAC Brain and AGC are our innovations for control and reduction of anesthestic agent consumption. MAC Brain lets you control the depth of anesthesia, with less risk of overdosing. AGC makes low-flow anesthesia safer and easier – while reducing the use of agent.
Low flow – low impact
With low-flow anesthesia, a lower amount of anesthetic agent is released into the environment, reducing the impact of fluorocarbons and nitrous oxide on the ozone layer, thus reducing the overall greenhouse gas emissions.
42% volatile agent reduction with AGC
"This enables a significant cost saving in addition to several clinical benefits."
- Johan Strange, Belfast City Hospital
User-friendly anesthesia machines in the OR
Developed together with clinicians, Flow Family anesthesia machines are designed to facilitate a great scope for personalization and patient safety. With smart design and a high level of automation, the Flow Family brings smooth workflows to a stressful OR situation, making the clinician confident, responsive and proactive. The ergonomics, Connected Services, and simplified routines and settings made for higher efficiency, a better work environment and improved care outcomes.
Ease of use for a streamlined workflow
"Flow-i is so easy to use, training new staff and external consultants is made much easier…"
The intuitive 15” rotatable and tiltable touchscreen is straightforward to understand and use, and lets you control everything from one place saving time. The Flow-i is easy to move, position and configure and it can be placed anywhere around the OR table, ensuring the screen is in reach. With flexible mounting options for both monitors and accessories, you can truly personalize your workstation. 
Flow-i C20 provides you with the extra storage you need. Choose between two or three drawers.
Flow-i C30 is unique in its height adjustability. Combined with a vast mounting and positioning flexibility you can tailor the machine to suite your working position.
Flow-i C40 is ceiling mounted, offering a two-part circulating radius, which results in a wide spatial range for the unit. The C40 facilitates cleaning and thus contributes to infection control.
Service and support
One coherent offer
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).
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.
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.
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.
Flow Family anesthesia machines
The Flow Family machines are designed for ease of use and a streamlined workflow, with our innovative technology contributing to enhanced patient safety and improved care outcomes. Every. Breath. Counts.
Flow-i Anesthesia Machine
Getinge Online Brochure for OR and ICU
The Getinge Online web portal connects you to any Getinge device, getting access to valuable data that will support biomeds and clinicians in their daily work.
User impression: “AGC buys us time to care for the patient”
Anesthesia clinicians at Sahlgrenska University Hospital & Kungälv Hospital, Sweden, share their experiences with AGC.
Our new Flow-i´s with AGC save us €106,000 yearly.
How Belgian hospital Maria Middelares reduced its environmental footprint through dramatically reduced agent consumption.
Flow-i helped save a 393 gram neonate
Premature infant weighing only 393 g, successfully anesthetized and ventilated with the Flow-i Anesthesia Machine.
Flow-e is the extended, flexible workstation for dynamic anesthesia delivery. With a larger worktop, more storage space, and generous mounting possibilities for auxiliary equipment, Flow-e can be customized to match your needs and preferences.
Flow-c is the compact, easy-to-use anesthesia machine, enabling safe and cost-efficient treatment. The compact design is an advantage in a crowded OR with a busy schedule.
Getinge Online for acute care products
Our connectivity solution enables hospitals to improve efficiency by using equipment data to gain insights and maximize uptime in your ICU and OR.
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Getinge case story MX-7418, rev01: Agent savings with Flow-i AGC at Maria Middelare hospital, Belgium.
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Internal report EVU-197031 - 01 - Flow 4.7 Enhanced Post Market Surveillance Report 2019
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Internal test reports comparing Flow-i with vendor machines; EVU 125310, EVU-125312, EVU-125313
Case study contributed by Dr. Waltraud Bruchelt and Dr. Günter Baumann, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Graz, Austria.
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Internal report EVU 205592 NPS Summary Anesthesia 2019