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.
Support and Guidance
To help you ensure the best treatments in combating COVID-19, we are compiling information on how to utilize our products and solutions in the most effective manner. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please check back here for newly posted documents, guides and materials.
Intensive care ventilators. A primary option for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the ICU
Intensive care ventilators are normally found in the hospital Intensive Care Unit. This category of ventilators supports lung-protective ventilation 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.
This whitepaper outlines the functions of ICU ventilators as primary COVID-19 patient monitoring and support as compared to transport/emergency ventilators and non-invasive (NIV) ventilation.
Ventilating ICU patients using Flow-i, Flow-c and Flow-e anesthesia machines
Customer notification letter: COVID-19 Pandemic
Use of longer panel cables for Servo ventilators
In response to recent inquiries, we have designed a longer user interface cable for use between the patient unit and user interface module of the Servo-u and Servo-n ventilator systems. Details of this emergency use cable and its availability may be found in this letter.
Use of one ventilator for multiple patients simultaneously
In recognition of the rapidly changing circumstances around the treatment of COVID-19 patients, Getinge provides the following statement regarding the use of one ventilator for multiple patients simultaneously.
Servo u/n Cleaning Presentation
Cleaning guidelines for the Servo-u and Servo-n ventilators. Slide deck with illustrations in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Enabling ventilation of adults with the Servo-n neonatal / pediatric 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.
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 isolated patients with Servo-i
Information on remote monitoring and control of the Servo-i when a longer cable is utilized to ventilate isolated patients.
Reprocessing information for Servo ventilators for emergency use during COVID-19
In view of the situation with the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, we hereby want to provide guidance on the reprocessing of Servo ventilators, i.e. the cleaning and disinfection between patients.
Extracorporeal Life Support
Use of Getinge oxygenators and cardiopulmonary products in COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 patients
Due to the current situation with person-to-person spread of coronavirus (COVID-19/ SARS-CoV-2) we have received frequent inquiries about the usage of our oxygenators and cardiopulmonary products with COVID-19 patients. The following Q&A provides an overview about the current situation.
Cardiohelp Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19
Getinge is pleased to announce that Cardiohelp (including HLS Set Advanced disposables) can be used in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) procedures greater than six hours for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the U.S. This is according to guidance provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 6 that temporarily grants Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and expands the availability of devices to address the public health emergency.
Provided here is a letter and associated instructions for use for the Cardiohelp System.
IPC measures for the use of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps
In view of the situation with the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we hereby want to provide guidance on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the use of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) when treating patients with a confirmed or suspected infection.
Other Support Materials
Tec-Quat 128 Customer Letter
Tec-Quat 128 can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Please download our customer letter for more details and recommended dosage.
Getinge reprocessing solutions and COVID-19
We are receiving a number of inquiries regarding the effectiveness of our reprocessing solution's ability to inactivate COVID-19.
This letter is to assure you that you can render COVID-19 inactive on medical devices by following the Instructions For Use (IFU’s) for cleaning and disinfection/sterilization of the device or instrument.
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.
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.
Getinge increases production capacity of ventilators
Getinge increases production capacity of ventilators by 60% to support the needs of global Intensive Care Units.
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.
Advanced Patient Monitoring
Extracorporeal Life Support
A collection of valuable resources available on line, to guide and help you.
General Public Health Resources
CDC (U.S.A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
ECDC - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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
Studies / Clinical Materials
Study: Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
The New England Journal of Medicine
The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2
Trainings offered by external organizations
Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM)
“Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians”