Getinge has launched Servo-air, its newest critical care ventilator intended for adult and pediatric patients in the United States. Servo-air includes both invasive and noninvasive (NIV) ventilation modes and is equipped with Getinge’s unique High Flow Therapy and Servo Compass options.

Designed for mobility, Servo-air does not require wall-gas and utilizes “hot-swappable” battery technology to switch power sources without restarting the unit. The included software modes allow clinicians to adapt and personalize ventilation to the patient and situation.

The COVID-19 health crisis has underscored the need for personalized ventilation for critically ill patients.  As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. increased, the demand for and pressure on the availability of ventilation machines was highlighted. That demand, coupled with the emergence of pop-up hospitals to treat the influx of patients, has made portable, easy to operate ventilators an increasingly important requirement. 

“At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Getinge responded by increasing our ventilator production by 160% to help offset the rapidly growing need for these machines. We are proud to introduce our latest model, which will create flexibility for hospitals, easy transportation for pop-up treatment centers and personalization in patient treatment,” said Eric Honroth, President, Getinge North America.

Servo-air will provide clinicians with a much-needed, mobile additional option. The high-performing ventilator is turbine-driven, which can be transferred intra-hospital with the patient, allowing the continuation of life-saving ventilatory support without having to switch devices. Servo-air also operates with intuitive start-up and personalization of settings. Additionally, the Servo Compass interface provides continuous monitoring and tools for supporting critical lung-protective strategies. As the patient’s condition improves, Servo-air’s Automode switches between controlled and supported ventilation depending on patient effort, providing a smoother patient transition to spontaneous breathing with less staff intervention, which is safe for the patient and is less burden on the medical center.

More information is available on the company’s website.