Patient case: 393 g neonate successfully ventilated with Flow-i
A premature infant weighing only 393 g (13.9 oz) was successfully anesthetized and ventilated with a Flow-i anesthesia machine during major abdominal surgery. Today, she is a healthy little girl.
How our Flow anesthesia machines
help deliver high ventilation performance
High sensitivity and accuracy thanks to our Servo technology
The advanced and well-proven Servo gas modules are integrated into the Flow anesthesia machines to provide high ventilatory capabilities. This helps regulate pressure and flow accurately within the same breath and helps you respond to each individual patient’s pulmonary needs.
Increased anesthetic control
with fast wash-in and wash-out
A small system volume, along with powerful maintenance-free injection vaporizers, provides a fast wash-in and wash-out. This saves time during both induction and emergence.
Safe low-flow anesthesia without interruptions, even during leakage
Our Volume Reflector technology replaces traditional bag-in-bottle and piston-operated systems. The Volume Reflector never empties while sustaining accuracy and responsiveness, even during low-flow anesthesia. To minimize the risk of hypoxia, the breathing circuit compensates with O₂ during leakage and the O₂Guard reacts when FIO₂ becomes dangerously low.
There is no other anesthesia ventilator.
The Cardiothoracic Dept at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden chose the Flow-i anesthesia machine for its outstanding ventilation performance. As far as Flow-i goes, Dr. Westerlind concludes, “There is no other anesthesia ventilator."
Save anesthetic gas, money and be kinder to the environment
The Volume Reflector technology allows for 98% of expired gases to be re-breathed. This increases cost savings on agent and gas usage with low- and minimal-flow practices.
Low-flow anesthesia can also be automated safely, to make it easier for the anesthesiologist.
More unique innovations for our anesthesia machines
With our flow anesthesia technology you can easily ensure the perfect flow for each patient, finetuning anaesthesia delivery in real time, breath by breath.
Protect the lung and reduce postoperative complications
Our Flow Anesthesia Machines can help you avoid perioperative ventilatory complications and potential longer recoveries, especially for the growing number of high risk patients.
High sensitivity and accuracy help you deliver the same quality of care for all lung conditions. Semi-automated recruitment maneuvers make it even easier to deliver lung protective ventilation.
Flow-i anesthesia machine
- our intelligent model
Flow-i is the intelligent workstation, 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. Flow-i provides safe, personalized and cost-efficient care,also for the most challenging patients. Available in three versions, it’s a dynamic solution, including a heightadjustable model, and a pendant model suspended from the ceiling.
Flow-e anesthesia machine
- our extended model
Flow-e is the extended, flexible workstation for dynamic anesthesia delivery. Featuring Getinge’s proprietary innovations, the machine ensures safe, personalized care for a wide range of patients. With a larger worktop, more storage space, and generous mounting possibilities for auxiliary equipment, Flow-e can be customized to match your needs and preference in safe treatment for patients.
Flow-c anesthesia machine
- our compact model
Flow-c is the compact, easy-to-use dynamic workstation, enabling safe and cost-efficient treatment. The compact design is an advantage in a crowded OR with a busy schedule. Despite its small size, it has Flow Family advantages such as ventilation performance to ICU standards, precision agent dosing, hypoxia prevention technologies, an intuitive user interface, and several mounting possibilities.
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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