Safe low-flow anesthesia with Automatic Gas Control (AGC)
When patients are at their most vulnerable, Automatic Gas Control (AGC®) gives you visibility, control and precision to provide low- and minimal-flow anesthesia. Safe, cost-effective and convenient, AGC is engineered to improve forecasting and control of anesthetic agents during the induction and emergence of anesthesia.
How does AGC work?
Automatic Gas Control (AGC) facilitates the control of oxygen delivery in all anesthesia situations by a single FIO2 target setting. This FIO2 target setting has priority and is unaffected by anesthetic agent speed selection, reducing the risk of hypoxia.
AGC adapts administration of agent to the patient’s status or surgical incision time, and reduces the risk of under- or overdosing.
AGC also features a unique EtAA speed control and prediction tool displayed in real time, which allows clinicians to determine time to end-tidal target, thus allowing more efficient gas delivery.
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It is all about safety
In combination with the unique O2Guard® hypoxic guard, AGC automatically increases fresh gas and oxygen if FIO2 goes below 21%. This added security helps to reduce the risk of hypoxia.
A greener, more cost-effective OR
By using less anesthetic agent, AGC reduces the cost of anesthesia and minimizes the negative impact of excess anesthetic pollution to staff and the environment.
Free up more time for your patients
AGC can be prepared during standby or manual ventilation. Once the airway is secured, simply switch to AGC and adjust speed and end-tidal anesthetic agent concentration accordingly. AGC removes the need for continuous manual adjustments of FGF, O2 and AA during cases, giving you more time to focus on other responsibilities during the most intense phases of your work.