Successful introduction of FLOW-i to pediatric anesthesia in UK and Ireland


FLOW-i met the high expectations

In the UK, a group of children’s hospitals meets and shares information. A success story soon spreads through this network. The meetings, the involvement of the Key Opinion Leaders, and the peer-to-peer reviews left hospitals eagerly anticipating the arrival of FLOW-i; the machine did not disappoint in clinical use.

Patients with challenging respiratory requirements were ventilated safely and successfully, and theatre staff expressed genuine surprise that with FLOW-i, all patient categories can be anesthetized with more ease and success than with legacy machines. Additionally, the vaporizers need refilling far less frequently than before.

Several factors contributed to success

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Crumlin Hospital, Dublin (Ireland)

University Hospital Wales

The Maquet team in UK and Ireland attributes its success to sponsored meetings of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA) and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APA), and clearly defined strategy and support by Maquet Critical Care’s marketing. These meetings — the APA meeting in Leeds in particular — provided opportunities to establish the benefits of the products through expert support from Key Opinion Leaders, and positive peer-to-peer reviews.

Orders have been placed by Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, University Hospital Wales, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and a renowned children’s hospital in Crumlin, Ireland. Additional orders are expected from two other significant pediatric sites in the UK.