The Anesthesia Gas Machine

Michael P. Dosch CRNA PhD
University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology
This site is http://www.udmercy.edu/crna/agm/.

Revised August 2015

ANESTHESIA GAS MACHINE> NEW GAS MACHINES

New (and old) Gas Machines

Advanced ventilators are the biggest difference between new and older gas machines. (Review previous section on this site on ventilators now.)

This page is a general survey of gas machines available for purchase, or older machines still in use in North America. For each gas machine model you may find comments, important features, a picture, how it fits in with your current equipment, and limited specifications (like size, number of vaporizers or flowmeters).

Dräger Medical Inc. (Telford, Pennsylvania)

Apollo

Apollo Apollo. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (96 KB).
Apollo controls Apollo controls. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (105 KB).

Fabius GS

Fabius GS Fabius GS. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (36 KB).
Fabius GS flowmeters

Fabius GS flowmeters. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (29 KB).

GE Healthcare (Madison, Wisconsin)

Aisys

Aisys

Aisys. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (202 KB).

Avance

Avance

Avance. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (151 KB).

 

The Avance uses the same new GE 7900 ventilator and breathing system as the Aisys. The difference in the machines is that the Avance uses conventional pneumatic/mechanical vaporizers. Web site: Avance Description, Specifications.

Aespire

Aespire

Aespire. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (414 KB).

 

Aespire

7100 controls . Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (43 KB).

 

Aespire (and Aestiva) share the current GE 7100 ventilator. Like Avance, Aespire uses traditional vaporizers. Aespire shares the Advanced Breathing System used by Aisys and Avance. The 7100 ventilator features VCV, PCV, and electronic PEEP. VT range is 45-1500 mL. Maximum inspired pressure is 50 cm water. Web site: Aespire Description, Specifications.

Aestiva/5, and Aestiva/5 MRI

Aestiva Aestiva. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (44 KB).
Aestiva absorber head

Aestiva absorber head. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (78 KB).

Other manufacturers

Paragon

AV-S ventilator

Penlon SP2. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (157 KB).

 

AV-S ventilator

AV-S ventilator. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (48 KB).

 

The Penlon SP2 (SP2 operators manual) features traditional glass FGF flowmeters and conventional vaporizers, combined with an advanced ventilator. Absorbent capacity is 1.3 kg of loose or pre-packed absorbent. The breathing circuit is latex free. Breathing circuit manual

The DRE Integra SL3 also appears to be a Penlon SP2 or very similar.

The AV-S ventilator (Operators manual) offers integrated FGF compensation, VPO (volume, pressure, oxygen) and spirometry monitoring, and automated compliance and leak testing. VCV (20-1600 mL/breath), PCV (to 70 cm H2O), and PSV modes are available with integrated electronic PEEP. Insp/Exp ratio is selectable from 1:0.3 to 1:8. Pmax 80 cm H2O. The standing bellows may be driven by oxygen or air.

Mindray A5 Mindray A5. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (340 KB).
Mindray A5 control screen

Mindray A5 controls. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (24 KB).

Paragon also sells the Mindray A3 and A5. From the web site: "The A5's user interface and ergonomic design simplifies workflow. The 15" touch screen enables clinicians to easily select ventilation settings, so less time is spent maneuvering and more time is devoted to patient care. The A5 provides a range of advanced ventilation modes enabling effective care across the range of patient acuity types. Integrated spirometry offers additional information and enhances careful decision making. The auxiliary Oxygen/Air flow meters deliver blended gas through the nasal cannula, allowing the clinician to maintain their preferred clinical practice without increased risk of surgical fire."

List of Features (brochure at Mindray A3 brochure, also Mindray Operating instructions):

Older or obsolete machines

Narkomed 6400 and 6000

NM 6000

NM 6000. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (67 KB).

NM 6000-Flowmeters, Vapor 2000

NM 6000-Flowmeters, Vapor 2000. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (100 KB).

NM 6000-Vent controls NM 6000-Vent controls. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (78 KB).

ADU

ADU ADU. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (67 KB).
ADU screens

ADU screens. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (69 KB).

NM Block monitoring

NM Block monitoring. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (56 KB).

ADU spirometry ADU spirometry. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (94 KB).

Narkomed GS

Narkomed GS Narkomed GS. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (59 KB).
Narkomed GS Narkomed GS. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (56 KB).

Julian

Julian Julian. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (72 KB).
Julian closeup Julian closeup. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (69 KB).
Julian flowmeters Julian flowmeters. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (92 KB).

Narkomed MRI-2

Narkomed MRI Narkomed MRI. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (46 KB).

Narkomed Mobile and Narkomed M

Narkomed Mobile Narkomed Mobile. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (45 KB).

Narkomed 2C

Narkomed 2C Narkomed 2C. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (82 KB).

Narkomed 4

Narkomed 4 Narkomed 4. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (86 KB).

Kion

Kion Kion. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (64 KB).

Modulus SE

Modulus SE Modulus SE. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (86 KB).


Excel 210, 110

Excel 210 Excel 210. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (79 KB).
Excel 110 Excel 110. Click on the thumbnail, or on the underlined text, to see the larger version (76 KB).

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