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Safe and easy low-flow anesthesia

Automatic Gas Control (AGC) makes low-flow anesthesia delivery safe. 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.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

An unqiue innovation available for all our Flow Family anesthesia machines.

Automatic Gas Control with Flow-i

FIO2 Target Control

Speed selection

Prediction tool

No manual adjustments

Reduce your hospital's environmental footprint

 

58% reduction with Automatic Gas Control

A sustainable and economic approach without compromising patient safety.

Our unique Getinge anesthesia innovation Automatic Gas Control (AGC) in Flow-i anesthesia machine, lowers sevoflurane wastage by up to 58%. [6]

Customer voices on AGC for low-flow anesthesia

Professor Sanuki pointing with finger

"AGC was an absolutely amazing experience, with no comparison to it."

Professor Sanuki, Hiroshima University Hospital Japan, shares his impressions.

Sahlgrenska universitet

“AGC buys us time to care for the patient, as well as time to document the patient recordings.”

Staff share their impressions after AGC was installed on 60 of their Flow-i anesthesia machines.

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.

MAC Brain Anesthesia Flow

MAC Brain

Lung recruitment Flow Anesthesia

Lung recruitment

Ventilation Anesthesia Flow

Ventilation performance

Disclaimer

The products, availability of the Flow Family anesthesia systems and SW version may be pending regulatory approvals to be marketed in your country. Contact your Getinge representative for more information. The assertions stated by the physician are strictly those of the physician and do not necessarily reflect the views of Getinge.
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  1. 1. Carette R, De Wolf AM, Hendrickx JF. Automated gas control with the Maquet Flow-i. J Clin Monit Comput. 2016 Jun;30(3):341-6.

  2. 2. Getinge case story MX-7418, rev01: Agent savings with Flow-i AGC at Maria Middelare hospital, Belgium.

  3. 3. Lucangelo U, Garufi G, Marras E, et al. End-tidal versus manually-controlled low-flow anaesthesia. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014; 28: 117-121

  4. 4. Brattwall M, Warrén-Stomberg M, Hesselvik F, Jakobsson J. Brief review: Theory and practice of minimal fresh gas flow anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2012 Aug;59(8):785-97.

  5. 5. M. Bilgi, S. Goksu, A. Mizrak, et al. Comparison of the effects of low-flow and high-flow inhalational anaesthesia with nitrous oxide and desflurane on mucociliary activity and pulmonary function tests, Eur J Anaesthesiol 2011;28:279–283

  6. 6. Kalmar A. et al. Minimizing sevoflurane wastage by sensible use of automated gas control technology in the flow-i workstation: an economic and ecological assessment. J Clin Monit Comput. 2022 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10877-021-00803-z

  7. 7. Ghijselings IE, De Cooman S, Carette R, et al. Performance of an active inspired hypoxic guard. J Clin Monit Comput. 2016 Feb;30(1):63-8t.