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Features on the Apollo anesthesia machine:
- Advanced ventilation capability provides ICU quality ventilation in the OR
- Spontaneous breathing support
- Electrically powered piston ventilator requires no drive gas
- Enhanced monitoring capability provides user with the information they need to make clinical decisions
- Easy to use, easy to move, easy to lock in place with a central foot brake
Drager Apollo Anesthesia Machine
Ease of Use - Apollo® plays an important role in optimizing your anesthesia workflow and reducing process costs with features such as the fully automatic self-test. Since no user interaction is required, you are free to get on with other jobs. In addition to providing you with invaluable assistance through best-in-class therapy, Apollo® also offers you an open-platform architecture - enabling it to be easily integrated into your overall workflow.
Advanced ventilation - Apollo® has the ventilation technology to care for patients of any age and acuity. The E-Vent plus servo controlled high-speed piston ventilator works with great precision to supply a maximum peak flow far in excess of any bellows ventilator, resulting in the kind of performance previously only seen in the ICU. Additionally, unlike a bellows ventilator, it requires no drive gas. The very short response time has clear physiological benefits for your patients while the digital precision helps you make the most of the latest ventilation modes.
Enhanced monitoring - Create your own custom-designed anesthesia workstation by adding our Infinity® Omega Solution and Innovian Anesthesia information management system. Infinity’s Pick and Go® transport solution not only offers seamless monitoring during transport, its intelligent docking stations and clean cabling system minimize transition times while helping optimize data continuity and patient care.
Unique low-flow wizard - Apollo® is designed to support the user in optimal low and minimal flow settings. The consistent use of low-flow anesthesia techniques can significantly reduce the cost of inhalational anesthetic agent. Reducing the fresh gas flow from 3L/min to 1L/min can result in anesthetic agent savings of up to 50%.
Automated startup - Simple, straightforward start-up reduces the burden on the staff and provides complete information on device status Enhanced troubleshooting with clear text directions Integrated breathing system elimates external hoses and clutter, reducing risk of misconnection and disconnection Automatic self test-fully automatic, lasts approximately three minutes, reflects the results to the user and the results are available to the user at any time.
Piston vs bellows - The anesthesia ventilator has traditionally been based upon a bellows design. After many years of producing bellows type anesthesia ventilators, Dräger adopted the piston design as the platform for the future. The following summary highlights the key features of the piston design and the rationale for adopting this technology.