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COVID-19 Resource Center

Healthcare professionals can find help and guidance on how to benefit from our offerings to treat your patients, as well as other practical information and advice.

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Getinge COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

Right now, we at Getinge are doing our utmost to support the courageous clinicians around the world, in their fight against the global pandemic, COVID-19.
On this page, healthcare professionals will find help and guidance on how to benefit from our offerings to treat your patients, as well as other practical information and advice.

Support and Guidance

Using our products and solutions in the fight against COVID-19 in your daily work.

Getinge News

Updates on Getinge’s approach to support healthcare professionals around the world.

Options and solutions

Getinge treatment options and solutions for optimal intensive care hospital infrastructure.

Links

A collection of valuable online content from official sources and health organizations.

Ventilator Training Alliance

Centralized ventilator training repository

The Ventilator Training Alliance app connects you with ventilator training resources of several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers, including instructional how-to videos, manuals, troubleshooting guides, and other ventilator-operation expertise critical to treating patients suffering from COVID-19-related respiratory distress.

To download the knowledge hub application, visit the Apple App Store, the Google Play store or click below. 

 

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Support and Guidance

To help you ensure the best treatment in combating COVID-19, we have compiled a series of information on how to utilize our products and solutions in the most effective way.

Important note: The information below should be understood as guidance only and should not replace the recommendations of local authorities.

Longer User interface cable for Servo-u and Servo-n ventilator systems

The cable delivered as standard with the Servo-u and Servo-n is 2.9 meter / 9.5 feet long. The new optional cable is 6 meter / 20 feet long. This will allow a wider separation of the User interface from the Patient unit to further enhance control of the ventilator by clinicians outside of the highest risk area during mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients.

Intensive care ventilators. A primary option for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the ICU

Intensive care ventilators, normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators support lung protective ventilation which are recommended by several international guidelines and the World Health Organization (WHO). An intensive care ventilator must be considered as the primary option during the monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Method to reprocess expiratory cassettes for Getinge SERVO in Washer-Disinfectors

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus we have received several questions how to clean and disinfect the Getinge SERVO ventilator expiratory cassettes in a Getinge Washer-Disinfectors (WDs), and what type of accessories to be used.

Servo-u, Servo-n and Servo-air support arms for patient circuits

Support arm 177, normally sold with Servo-i and Servo-s ventilators, has been verified for use with the Servo-u, Servo-n, and Servo-air ventilators. This will resolve the situation with limited supply capacity from one of our suppliers.

Bring down surgery backlog with Torin OptimalQ

The Torin OptimalQ solution helps hospitals worldwide prioritize their surgery wait list. Download the Torin OptimalQ E-Book and learn more about how we can help you bring down your surgery backlog efficiently.

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Use of out-of service ventilator systems

In view of the situation with the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, we hereby want to provide the following statement regarding the use of our older out-of-service ventilator systems.

Ventilation of Adult patients with the Servo-n ventilator

In view of the situation with the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, we hereby want to provide the following statement regarding the potential use of the Servo-n neonatal/pediatric ventilator for ventilation of Adult patients.

Reuse of respiratory masks during the Corona pandemic

Currently many customers are reaching out for guidance on how to reprocess respiratory masks. Getinge has outlined guidelines based on evidence on how to best reprocess.

Reprocessing information for Servo ventilators for emergency use during COVID-19

In a situation where none of the methods or disinfection agents described in the Cleaning Manual are obtainable, the following information provide guidance when choosing emergency reprocessing methods for short-term usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ventilating ICU patients using anesthesia machines

The possibility to repurpose Flow-i, Flow-c and Flow-e anesthesia machines for use in the ICU as a ventilator only.

Q&A - Getinge oxygenators and cardiopulmonary products

The usage of Getinge oxygenators and cardiopulmonary products in COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 patients. The Q&A provides an overview about the current situation and is mainly based on technical and theoretical considerations of which Getinge is aware.

PiCCO practical help

Find out more how to optimize PiCCO thermodilution measurements in daily use. Containing comprehensive practical support, the PiCCO Trouble Shooting Guide assists clinicians and technicians when in need for handling information.

Use of Servo ventilators for patients with COVID-19

In light of the current situation surrounding Coronavirus, COVID-19, we aim to provide guidance on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the use of Servo ventilators, when treating patients confirmed with or suspected of having COVID-19.

Use of one ventilator for multiple patients simultaneously

In view of the situation with the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, we hereby want to provide the following statement regarding the use of one ventilator for multiple patients simultaneously.

Use of Sokinox and Servino delivery systems for COVID-19 patients patients with Novel Coronavirus

Guidance on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the use of Sokinox and Servino nitric oxide delivery and monitoring system for COVID-19 patients.

Regarding inquiry of reuse of Servino and Sokinox flow sensor

The flow sensor of the Servino and the Sokinox system are disposable items and should be replaced in-between patients. This is described in the User Manual of the system.

Getinge Mechanical ventilation

Improve your knowledge on mechanical ventilation

Easy to use critical care ventilators with tools to help you reduce complications and wean earlier during invasive and non-invasive ventilation.

Getinge hemodynamic monitoring

Diagnose pulmonary edema at bedside

Hemodynamic insights and quantification of pulmonary edema (ELWI) and it’s cause (PVPI) - directly at bedside - allow intensive care physicians to take rapid therapeutic decisions.

Getinge Flow-e

Ventilating ICU patients using Flow anesthesia machines

Improve your knowledge on our anesthesia machines, Flow-i, Flow-c and Flow-e, that use the same core ventilation technology as the Servo ICU ventilators.

Getinge News on Covid-19

As the situation evolves, we are committed to keeping you updated on COVID-19, and the measures we are undertaking to support clinicians around the world.

A Global View of ECMO During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recording of the EuroElso Virtual ECMO day on Thursday, 25 June 2020.

You have missed the live event or would like to have another look at the presentations and discussions? Visit the EuroElso Media Library - all sessions are now available online!

extracorporeal Life Support in ICU

Getinge continues to invest in ECLS/ECMO therapy to support patients during Covid-19

Getinge has a world leading position in extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In recent years customer demand has increased and due to the Covid-19 pandemic the demand has increased further. Therefore, Getinge is making significant investments in production to further support customers and patients worldwide.

extracorporeal Life Support in ICU

Getinge’s life-saving ECMO solutions

In addition to a huge demand for advanced ventilators, the fight against the new coronavirus COVID-19 has also increased the need for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), an approach that provides the body with oxygen when the lungs fail to perform this task. Getinge’s ECMO devices are designed to help keep critically ill patients alive while giving their damaged lungs time to recover.

Getinge Torin

Optimal prioritization of your surgical wait list with Torin OptimalQ

Prioritizing surgeries and building an accurate schedule is your best way to bring down the backlog caused by COVID-19. Learn how the Torin OptimalQ solution can help you optimize your surgery schedule.

Getinge Stericool Sterilizer

Reuse of respiratory masks during COVID-19 pandemic

Currently many customers are reaching out for guidance on how to reprocess respiratory masks. Getinge has outlined guidelines based on evidence on how to best reprocess.

Danish hospitals benefit from INSIGHT when handling COVID-19

Danish hospitals benefit from INSIGHT when handling COVID-19

Keeping the overview of patients and resources has never been more vital for medical staff and hospital management.

Getinge 46-series Washer-Disinfector

New methods for cleaning and disinfecting ventilator equipment

Getinge’s initiatives to help customers all over the world fight the coronavirus include providing hands-on advice about how to clean and disinfect ventilator equipment. A design team has developed a method for adapting a standard wash cart to fit expiratory ventilator cassettes.

Getinge Solutions that enable discoveries of new vaccines

Solutions that enable discoveries of new vaccines by providing sterile environments and transfer solutions

As drug manufacturers race against the clock to find a cure to the coronavirus, it’s crucial that they can test and prepare the vaccines without risking contamination, as well as transfer sterile components for the production process in a safe way. A complete solution for this is offered from Getinge’s Life Science hub in French city Vendôme.

Getinge Servo-u

Getinge’s state-of-the-art ventilation solutions

Mechanical ventilation – the most used short-term life support technique worldwide for patients that cannot breathe on their own – is a key component in the ongoing fight against the new coronavirus COVID-19.

Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA)

Getinge contributes to Ventilator Manufacturers Group to form Ventilator Training Alliance and create app to help frontline medical workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Today several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers announce a newly formed Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) to support frontline medical providers to access a centralized repository of ventilator training. The content can be found in a mobile app managed by Allego.

Getinge ventilator production Solna, Sweden

On a mission to build ventilators that save lives

Meet Getinge’s operator whose mission it is to build ventilators that provide life support for critically ill patients, every single day.

Servo ventilator production in Solna, Sweden

Getinge increases production capacity of ventilators

Getinge increases production capacity of ventilators with 60% to support the needs of global Intensive Care Units.

Production for DPTE-BetaBag® at Getinge

Vendôme: Getinge La Calhène, at the heart of the fight against the Covid-19

With its 254 employees, Getinge La Calhène, a subcontractor to the pharmaceutical industry, is booming. Yesterday, 141 people were working on the site.

Treatment options and solutions

For more in-depth information, we have gathered findings on applicable therapies, treatments, and offerings which may be helpful when treating patients with COVID-19.

Patient and doctor holding hands

Mechanical ventilation with people in mind

Our goal is to help keep your adult, pediatric and neonatal patients as safe and comfortable as possible with easy to use, easy to apply ventilation.

Improve patient outcomes during mechanical ventilation

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Servo-U mit patienten und krankenschwestern

Explore our broad portfolio for Mechanical Ventilation

Easy to use critical care ventilators with tools to help you reduce complications and wean earlier during invasive and non-invasive ventilation; from ICU to intermediate care; and for all patient categories.

Nurse and patient

Explore our broad portfolio for Advanced Monitoring

Practice-oriented monitoring systems and disposables that are used for diagnosis and treatment of the critically ill patient.

Advanced Patient Monitoring

Understand complex hemodynamic conditions

With the know-how of Advanced Patient Monitoring, we guide you to define the best individual treatment for patients with challenging hemodynamics conditions.

Advanced hemodynamic Monitoring

Advanced Patient Monitoring

The hemodynamic condition of a patient plays in many indications a significant role. Especially in the critical ill patient deep insight knowledge about hemodynamics contributes to a better outcome in therapeutic treatment.

Do you know the different therapy options of ECLS?

Stabilizing blood circulation and respiratory functions is crucial when treating acute care patients. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can do exactly that. These therapies have become a standard of care in recent years.

Patient and nurse ICU

Explore our broad portfolio for Extracorporeal Life Support

Our broad, high-end product portfolio for short-term or prolonged extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) includes a choice of devices and consumables to provide individual and sufficient extracorporeal heart and/or lung support, such as centrifugal pumps, oxygenators, heater units, tubing sets, and catheters and cannulae.

Hospital holding hands

ICU

Achieve tangible outcomes in the ICU with the help of user-friendly and reliable solutions. We help you create an effective healing environment that enables acute care therapies and promotes early mobility.

illustration of hospital planning

OR and ICU Planning

Patient, staff and instrument workflows in the OR and the ICU are subject to intensive analysis. Our long time experience in hospital planning and the extensive expertise in medical technologies result in comprehensive solutions that optimize the long term workflow.

Getinge Planning Isolation Unit

Isolation unit

The isolation unit is designed with seven isolation rooms, and is distinguished from a normal intensive care unit by the airlock in front of the patient room, and patient toilet built into the isolation room. 

Explore our broad portfolio for Life Science products

Discover our products and solutions within biopharmaceutical production, biomedical research, heat sensitive goods manufacturing, and laboratory applications.

Getinge Life Science

With passion for the future

Whether you are producing the cures of today or discovering the cures of the future, preventing contamination from occurring is the common challenge. We are there to support you in ensuring a productive and contamination-free research or production environment.

Getinge Life Science

Staying ahead of the game

Preventing contamination from occurring is a true challenge. Get insights, knowledge and expertise about ensuring a productive, safe and contamination free research and production environment.

Links

In order to ease your access to important information, we have collected a list of valuable online content from official sources and healthcare organizations.
This allows you to get a quick overview.

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Getinge of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual.
Getinge bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.
Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Societies and Organizations

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Society of Critical Care Medicine

European Society of Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)

ELSO central website for current information regarding the treatment of COVID-19 patients 

ELSO's guidance document

ELSO ECMOed Blog

EUROELSO survey on ECMO use in adult COVID-19 patients in Europe

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)

European Society for Anaesthesiology

Studies / Clinical Materials

Study: Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China

The New England Journal of Medicine

The Lancet

The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2

 

Trainings offered by external organisations

Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM)
“Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians”

Contact

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