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Flow-c Anesthesia Machine

Getinge Flow-c
Getinge Flow-c
Getinge Flow-c

Flow-c Anesthesia Machine

Smoother workflow for busy ORs

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.

Overview

Experience the new Flow-c

Experience the new Flow-c

Getinge Flow-c

A compact anesthesia machine for personalized anesthesia delivery

  • The Flow core technology for excellent ventilation performance
  • MAC Brain – visualizing agent concentration in the target organ
  • 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
  • Compact to fit in any OR space, yet with flexible mounting options
  • Convenient maintenance and training

Designed with you – for personalized anesthesia delivery

Every detail of the Flow-c has been thoughtfully designed in collaboration with clinicians to personalize care in the fast-paced OR.

Intuitive control panel

The flexible and intuitive touch screen gives you one point of control for all functions.

7 feet of rails for flexible mounting

Despite its compact size, Flow-c has seven feet (85"/215cm) of multipurpose rails! Mount monitors, tables and accessories where it best suits you.

Getinge Flow-c hooks

Smart clips, hooks and arms

For convenient placement of suction device, manual breathing bag and other accessories.

Getinge Flow-c shelf

USB ports and LED light

A useful shelf gives easy access to the USB ports. The workspace is lit by a dimmable LED lamp.

Large drawer

With slots for spare vaporizers and an optional lockable compartment.

Flow-c Anesthesia Machine

Everyday work
that simply flows

Features

Reduce the risk
of hypoxia with O₂Guard

 
Low-flow anesthesia the safest[1] way

Our O2Guard is the world’s only system for active hypoxia prevention[1]. 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.[3]

Watch this short video to learn more about 02Guard.

Flow Volume Reflector Indicator

Visual guidance
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.

MAC Brain

MAC Brain

 
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.

Ventilation performance

Next-generation technology at the core

The Flow family was created by the engineers behind the world-class Servo ventilator platform. The innovative technology at the heart of the Flow anesthesia machines ensures superior ventilation performance with significantly reduced anesthetic agent usage. [2][3]

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.[2]

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%.

 

Watch our video explaining how the Volume Reflector rebreathing system works!

Getinge Flow-c gas modules

Enabling ICU-quality ventilation

The proven Servo gas modules deliver up to 200 l/min inspiratory flow and are capable of adjusting pressure and flow several times within every breath, according to each patient’s needs.

Flow-c Vaporizer

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.

Only 2.8 liters

A small system volume (2.8 l) allows fast wash-in and wash-out which saves time and agent consumption.

Secure investment

Optimizing uptime and efficiency

We have designed every detail to minimize the overall cost of ownership — from innovations that reduce consumption of anesthetic agents to extensive training programs. With shared components and a common user-friendly interface, we make it easy to manage a fleet with many different Flow models.

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.

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All references

  1. Hendrickx JF, De Wolf AM, De Hert S. O2, anybody? Eur J Anaesth 2015, 32:371–373

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

  3. Brattwall, M., Warrén-Stomberg, M., Hesselvik, F. et al. Brief review: Theory and practice of a minimal fresh gas flow anesthesia. J Can Anesth (2012)