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Flow-i Anesthesia Machine

Our innnovative model for low-flow anesthesia delivery

Flow-i is a highly advanced anesthesia machine offering our innovative Automatic Gas Control (AGC) and superior ventilation performance, suitable for highly specialized procedures such as pediatric and thoracic surgery.

It’s a dynamic solution including an ergonomic, height adjustable version and a ceiling mounted model suitable for the Hybrid OR. 

Dynamic Anesthesia Delivery - Every. Breath. Counts.

Advanced anesthesia for all situations

Flow-i anesthesia machine provides safe, personalized and cost-efficient care. All to meet the needs of operating rooms that treat the most challenging patients.  

  • Ventilation performance to ICU standards
  • Safe low-flow anesthesia with Automatic Gas Control
  • MAC Brain for improved control of depth of anesthesia
  • Active hypoxia prevention with O2Guard
  • Lung Recruitment Maneuvers to prevent postoperative complications

Unique anesthesia technolgy makes the difference

 

MAC Brain

Better anesthetic agent dosing

For more precise control of depth of anesthesia, we created MAC Brain. A unique tool that visualizes the difference in agent concentration between the lungs and the target organ, the brain. [8] [9] [10]

 

Ventilation performance

To ICU standards

Innovative Flow Core Technology is designed to promote efficient agent usage, providing the power and precision to ventilate even the most challenging patients. [13] [14] [15]

Reduce anesthetic agent

 

58% reduction with Automatic Gas Control

A study shows that the unique Automatic Gas Control (AGC) in Flow-i anesthesia machine, lowers sevoflurane wastage by up to 58%;
a sustainable and economic approach without compromising patient safety. [6]

Low flow – low impact

With low-flow anesthesia, a lower amount of anesthetic agent is released into the environment, reducing the impact of fluorocarbons and nitrous oxide on the ozone layer, thus reducing the overall greenhouse gas emissions.

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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Our unique anesthesia technology makes the difference

AGC Anesthesia Flow

Automatic Gas Control (AGC)

Safe and easy low-flow anesthesia

Automatic Gas Control (AGC) makes low-flow anesthesia delivery safe. It is an option uniquely available with Flow-i machines. Automation eliminates the need of continuous manual adjustments: 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]

o2guard anesthesia flow

O₂Guard

Active hypoxia prevention

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. [7]

Mac brain anesthesia flow

MAC Brain

Better anesthetic agent dosing

For more precise control of depth of anesthesia, we created MAC Brain. A unique tool that visualizes the difference in agent concentration between the lungs and the target organ, the brain. [8] [9] [10]

Lung recruitment flow anesthesia

Lung recruitment

Gentle steps against atelectasis

Our lung recruitment maneuvers have become the tool of choice to counter
atelectasis, to improve oxygenation and help prevent postoperative complications. [11] [12]

Ventilation performance

To ICU standards

Innovative Flow Core Technology is designed to promote efficient agent usage, providing the power and precision to ventilate even the most challenging patients. [13] [14] [15]

User-friendly anesthesia machines in the OR

The intuitive 15” rotatable and tiltable touchscreen is straightforward to understand and use, and lets you control everything from one place saving time. The Flow-i is easy to move, position and configure and it can be placed anywhere around the OR table, ensuring the screen is in reach. With flexible mounting options for both monitors and accessories, you can truly personalize your workstation. [16]

Flow-i is so easy to use, training new staff and external consultants is made much easier… [16]

Flow-i anesthesia machine height adjustable

Extra storage

Flow-i C20 provides you with the extra storage you need. Choose between two or three drawers.

Flow-i anesthesia machine height adjustable

Ergonomic choice

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 ceiling mounted anesthesia machine

Pendant version

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.

Flow-i ansthesia machine

Flow-i ansthesia machine

Comprehensive Service and Support

 

Avoid cancelling procedures

Connect and take control

The Getinge Online web portal connects you to any Getinge device, getting access to valuable data that will support biomeds and clinicians in their daily work. The portal is a powerful tool for enhancing uptime and efficient use of your hospitals resources. 

  • Improve uptime in your OR
  • Reduce costs and carbon footprint
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One coherent offer

Getinge Services will maximize uptime and the long-term value of your investment. We provide a service plan that includes proactive maintenance, easy troubleshooting and prompt service by our certified field reps – ensuring your equipment is operating to its full potential, all the time.

Anesthesia consumables

Quality consumables

The genuine Getinge consumables portfolio is specially developed for the highest possible patient safety and ease of use. Our original accessories and consumables ensure the best performance and safety for the Flow Family anesthesia delivery system.

Connectivity between systems

MSync makes it easy to connect the Flow machine to patient monitor, HIS and patient data management system with no need for third party system. Patient data is transferred via HL7 (MSync) in real time to support decision-making.

  • The Flow Family machines are designed for ease of use and a streamlined workflow, with our innovative technology contributing to enhanced patient safety and improved care outcomes. Every. Breath. Counts.

  • The Getinge Online web portal connects you to any Getinge device, getting access to valuable data that will support biomeds and clinicians in their daily work.

Improve your knowledge with our eLearning and training courses

At Getinge Educational Institute, we have dedicated material for topics related to Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Procedures, Operating Room and Sterile Processing. We can support you with information about current technologies and best practices to boost your performance and productivity.


For more information about our onsite events or remote trainings, you can also contact your local sales & service representative.

  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.

  8. 8. Drews FA, Syroid N, Agutter J, Strayer DL, Westenskow DR. Drug delivery as control task: improving performance in common anesthetic task. Hum Factors 2006;48:85–94.

  9. 9. ECRI. The MAC Brain feature on Getinge anesthesia units: ECRI's view. Device Evaluation 2022 Jan5.

  10. 10. Internal report EVU-197031 - 01 - Flow 4.7 Enhanced Post Market Surveillance Report 2019

  11. 11. García-Fernández J, Romero A, Blanco A, et al. Recruitment manoeuvres in anaesthesia: How many more excuses are there not to use them? Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim.2018 Apr;65(4):209-217

  12. 12. Yassen et al. Respiratory and Hemodynamic Effects of Prophylactic Alveolar Recruitment During Liver Transplant. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation (2021) DOı: 10.6002/ect.2020.0412

  13. 13. Internal test reports comparing Flow-i with vendor machines; EVU 125310, EVU-125312, EVU-125313

  14. 14. Case study contributed by Dr. Waltraud Bruchelt and Dr. Günter Baumann, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Graz, Austria.

  15. 15. Lucangelo U, Ajčević M, Accardo A, et al. Flow-i ventilator performance in the presence of a circle system leak. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Apr;31(2):273 280.

  16. 16. Internal report EVU 205592 NPS Summary Anesthesia 2019