Updated on August 2, 2019


Created on August 6, 2016

GE Healthcare Carestation 620

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Anesthesia device for the practice of low-flow anesthesia delivery and its fast wash-in/wash-out requirements.

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Product Description

The GE Healthcare Carestation 620 is an anesthesia device for the practice of low-flow anesthesia delivery and its fast wash-in/wash-out requirements.

Information for this product was provided courtesy of the WHO 2011-2014 Compendium.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

GE Healthcare

Manufacturing/Building Method

GE has many manufacturing centers where the Carestation 620 is mass produced.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

GE Healthcare should be contacted for a quote on the product.

Distributions to Date Status


Compressed gas required (Y, N.) If N, other capabilities



Standard anesthesia accessories, compressed air

Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)

Compressed air

Dimensions and mass

Height: 135 cm/53.1 in

Width: 82.5 cm/32.4 in

Depth: 69.1 cm/27.2 in

Weight: 145 kg/320 lb*

Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)

Yes, anesthesia amount depends on weight and age of patient

Oxygen flow rate

Patient monitoring

SpO2, pulse rate, ECG, NIBP (measurement ranges unknown)

Power supply type


Ventilator (Y/N); If yes, provide tidal volumes

Yes – 5 to 1500 ml (PCV modes 5 to 1500 ml; volume control, PCV-VG and SIMV volume 20 to 1500 ml)

Design Specifications

Key Features: - 15" touchscreen ventilator display - CARESCAPE™ inspired user interface for the unified Carestation user experience - Integrated Respiratory Module Ventilation: - Compact breathing system specifically designed for low flow anesthesia - Digitally controlled flow valve ventilator supports all patient types from neonates to adults - Continual fresh gas flow with fresh gas flow compensation during mechanical ventilation Design: - Wheels for mobility and stability - Top shelf display mounting - Two vaporizer configuration - Bi-level work surface illumination - Absorbent canister - Lighting that highlights active flow controls and auxiliary ports when in use More design specifications can be found here.

Technical Support

User may visit the GE Healthcare website services and support section and contact the resource that best fits his or her needs. Has one-year warranty.

Replacement Components

Contact GE Healthcare for all user issues


250,000+ hardware and software reboot cycles.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer states that it has significant increases in performance compared to the Integrated CARESCAPE Respiratory Module including single-width modularity, reduced sample flow (40% decrease in sample flow size), 67% increase in Respiration Rate (RR) measurement range, 100% increase CO2 & O2 measurement accuracy RR range, 40% increase in RR range with Pediatric Spirometry/Pedi-lite sensor, 67% decrease in TV, lower range with Pediatric Spirometry/Pedi-lite sensor, and an enhanced new water trap design.

Vetted Performance Status

In Carestation 620 Brochure GE Healthcare reports 19,000+ hours of reliability and endurance testing, equal to over 450,000 simulated cases. This includes 17,000,000+ software actions stress test, -60 to +120 C extreme temperature testing, interference and shock testing, stability and tip testing under harsh conditions, 120,000,000+ flow sensor tests, 1,000,000,000+ flow valve cycles, and 250,000+ hardware and software reboot cycles.


Surgery and anaesthesia can be inherently dangerous. GE states that they are committed to building innovative anaesthesia solutions that balance user interface design with intelligent tools to help clinicians prevent misuse and medical errors. GE also states that Carestation 650 offers smart tools to simplify daily work and help ensure effective reactions to non-ordinary events. When seconds count, active mechanisms can help clinicians better manage non-ordinary events. Disposal Guidance can be found here.

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Academic Research and References

Singaravelu, S. and Barclay, P., 2013, Automated Control of End-Tidal Inhalation Anaesthetic Concentration Using the GE Aisys Carestation, BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia, 110(4), pp. 561–566

Jandu, P., 2017, GE Healthcare Carestation 650 Carbon Dioxide Canister Design Fault, 72(8), pp. 1044

Compliance with regulations

FDA approved

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