Reliability is essential in emergencies

September 3, 2020 · 1 min read

Getinge’s mobile heart-lung support system, Cardiohelp, uses Fischer Core Series connectors to guarantee optimal connectivity. In many rescue operations, every second counts when it comes to saving a patient’s life. To ensure the system can be activated quickly and easily, the technology has to be reliable and straightforward. Moreover, the components need to be easy to clean and robust enough to prevent aggressive medical cleaning agents from causing any damage. Getinge found exactly the right solution for its Cardiohelp with the Fischer Core Series connectors.

Getinge has been working with Fischer Connectors’ connectivity experts from the Cardiohelp portable heart-lung support system’s earliest stages of development. Since the Cardiohelp system was intended to be the smallest mobile device of its kind in the world at the time of its market launch, the connectors had to be designed to save space. The Fischer Core Series connectors, which are particularly suited to use in medical devices, were designed to be mounted on a single panel on the front of the device. The panel with the Fischer Core Brass connectors on the front of the Cardiohelp has been approved as a unit by the American FDA. The connectors are characterized by their high-quality mating capability, particularly reliable signal transmission and high durability. To prevent misuse in stressful situations, the connectors are mechanically coded. Each connector on the panel is made in a specific size that is compatible only with its matching part. This prevents medical personnel from connecting external devices to the Cardiohelp incorrectly in hectic situations. Getinge uses the Fischer Core Disposable Series to regulate blood flow. These push-pull circular connectors are particularly suitable for medical devices whose components must be disposed of after a single use on hygiene grounds.


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