Flow-i Anesthesia Machine
Flow-i Anesthesia Machine
Advanced anesthesia for all procedures, from neonates to the morbidly obese.
The Flow-i combines superior ventilation performance with smart decision support tools in an easy to use workstation. The Flow-i lets you treat even your most challenging patients with safe, lung-protective and cost-efficient ventilation and anesthetic care.
Flow-i Case Studies
We invite you to use this short form to download four informative case studies about the Flow-i.
- How Flow-i helped save a 14oz (393g) premature infant
- AA observational study of Flow-i
- Continuity of care with Flow-i case report
- Anesthesia Every Measure Matters case report
Advanced ICU ventilator performance and anesthesia delivery together in one user-friendly unit.
- Automatic Recruitment maneuver to impact post-operative pulmonary complications
- MAC Brain – visualizing agent concentration in the target organ
- The Flow core technology for excellent ventilation performance
- Reduce total PEEP with the ability to set and deliver real ZEEP
- Leakage compensation leading to uninterrupted ventilation
- Low-flow anesthesia with a FGF (Fresh Gas Flow) limit of 0.1 l/min, and with visual guidance
- Active hypoxic guard, the O2Guard, for added safety
- Intuitive touch screen, tiltable and rotatable
- Convenient maintenance and training
Ensuring accurate and precise gas delivery
Our patented Volume Reflector is a smart rebreathing system. In combination with Servo gas modules, it enables accurate tidal volumes down to 5 ml, providing better ventilation performance compared to bag-in-bottle, turbine and piston-operated systems.
The rigid Volume Reflector is never empty to ensure uninterrupted ventilation, and compensates effectively for leakage.
To minimize the risk of hypoxic mixtures the Volume Reflector is oxygen driven. It has a small system volume for fast wash-in and wash-out and a rebreathing fraction of 98%.
Fast and precise delivery of anesthetic agents
Electronic injection technology enables precise delivery of agents, primarily during the inspiratory phase, with minimal waste.
The lightweight and maintenance-free vaporizers can be refilled and exchanged while the machine is running, and do not require annual calibration.
Reduce the risk
of hypoxia with O₂Guard
Low-flow anesthesia the safest way
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.
Watch this short video to learn more about 02Guard.
when lowering the flows
The VRI (Volume Reflector Indicator) is a useful visual guide that enables you to optimize the rebreathing fraction and thus save anesthetic agent.
This tool makes it simple to set the optimal Fresh Gas Flow (FGF) and minute volume ratio. Agent consumption can easily be monitored via the interface.
Visualizing agent concentration in target organ
Due to pharmacokinetics there is a time delay in agent concentrations between the lungs and the target organ, the brain. The unique MAC Brain tool visualizes the difference to support better dosing and planning of agent delivery.
The 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.
Simplified cleaning and maintenance
When cleaning the Flow Anesthesia Machine only 7 parts need to be removed, saving costs and supporting infection control.
Preventive maintenance is optimized to reduce complexity with few and easily accessible parts only changed every two years.
Flow-c is the compact, easy-to-use dynamic workstation, enabling 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 high-performance ventilation, precision agent dosing, hypoxia prevention technologies, an intuitive user interface, and several mounting options.
Flow-e is the extended, flexible workstation for personalized anesthesia delivery. Featuring Getinge's proprietary innovations, the machine ensures efficient ventilation performance and personalized care for a wide range of patients. With a larger worktop, more storage space, and generous mounting options for auxiliary equipment, Flow-e can be customized to match your needs and preferences.
Hendrickx JF, De Wolf AM, De Hert S. O2, anybody? Eur J Anaesth 2015, 32:371–373
Internal test reports comparing Flow-i with vendor machines; EVU-125310, EVU-125312, EVU-125313