| The FloTrac Sensor |
Used in over 1 million procedures worldwide, the FloTrac sensor is a practical hemodynamic management solution providing continuous insight, under more conditions, to choose the correct fluid optimization therapy and deliver it at the right time and in the right magnitude. Delivering clarity in every moment.
The FloTrac System Algorithm
- Less invasive, easily connects to an existing arterial catheter—enabling nurse-driven care
- Automatically calculates key flow parameters every 20 seconds
- Recognizes and adjusts for hyperdynamic and vasodilated patient conditions
- Broader patient monitoring through expanded patient algorithm database
- Enables you to make a differential diagnosis leading to either a volume or cardiovascular intervention (preload, afterload and contractility)
- Provides CO/CI, SV/SVI, SVV and SVR/SVRI
The FloTrac sensor uses a sophisticated algorithm to calculate a robust set of parameters
to give for clarity into your patients changing condition. The latest enhancement evolves the algorithm using an expanded patient database that informs the algorithm to recognize and adjust for more patient conditions – including hyperdynamic conditions. EV1000 clinical platform and Vigileo monitor
The FloTrac sensor may be used with the EV1000 clinical platform
or Vigileo monitor
to continuously measure and display key flow parameters. The EV1000 clinical platform presents the physiologic status of the patient in an entirely new, intuitive way, and also works with the PreSep oximetry catheter.
Why Hemodynamic Optimization
Fluid balance plays a critical role in monitoring a patient's hemodynamic status. Both administering too little or too much fluid can lead to serious patient complications. Successful hemodynamic optimization has been shown in numerous clinical studies to lead to improved patient outcomes, including reduced morbidity and shorter hospital stays.
Conventional hemodynamic monitoring parameters (HR, MAP, CVP, and PAOP) are often insensitive and sometimes misleading in the assessment of circulating blood volume. By monitoring additional flow directed parameters, the clinician is able to gain insight to guide fluid management during changing patient conditions
Hemodynamic Optimization Resources:
Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy and Hemodynamic Optimization
An extensive body of clinical study evidence shows that goal-directed Perioperative optimization of high-risk patients, not only improves short-term outcomes, but also increases long-term survival.
Findings from Outcome Studies: 10% Reduction in Hospital Length of Stay1 54% Reduction in Total Complications1 71% Reduction in Patient Complications2 A 2011 meta-analysis of 29 studies concluded that a preemptive strategy of hemodynamic monitoring and intervention significantly reduces surgical morbidity and mortality3 Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy Resources:
Tailored Perioperative Hemodynamic Optimization
Bring the benefits of tailored perioperative hemodynamic optimization with the FloTrac system and the PreSep oximetry catheter to your high-risk surgery patients. The evidence is clear, and the results compelling.
- SVV, SV, CO can be easily monitored and optimized using the FloTrac system
- ScvO2 can be easily monitored and optimized using the PreSep oximetry catheter
FloTrac Sensor Case Studies
Real cases demonstrating the benefits of the FloTrac sensor in the ICU and during high risk surgeries.
Edwards Critical Care Systems
High-risk Surgery Case Studies:
including guided interactive cases.