Use of AnaConDa with Hamilton Medical ventilators

Author: Thomas Reimer, Reviewer: Bernhard Schmitt, Matthias Himmelstoss, Kaouther Saihi, Munir Karjaghli

How do I use the AnaConDa§ (Anaesthetic Conserving Device from Sedana Medical) with Hamilton Medical ventilators?

The AnaConDa is an anesthetic delivery system developed for the administration of volatile anesthetics such as Isoflurane or Sevoflurane to invasively ventilated patients.  Use of the AnaConDa system in combination with the following Hamilton Medical ventilators has been successfully validated by Sedana Medical:


Validation for use with the HAMILTON-G5/S1 is currently underway.

Figure 1

The AnaConDa applicator and filter should be connected in the same way as a bacterial and viral HMEF.

Figure 1(left) shows the correct positioning and connection of the AnaConDa system.

The order of the adapters should be as follows:

  • Y-piece
  • CO2 sensor
  • Flow Sensor
  • AnaConDa

You can also find information in your ventilator’s Operator’s Manual about connecting a bacterial and viral HMEF closer to the patient to protect the flow sensor from humidity.

The expiratory valve is connected to the scavenging system by means of an adapter (which is part of the circuit).

It should be noted that use of the AnaConDa system may slightly increase airway resistance.


Useful adaptations when using Hamilton Medical Ventilators with AnaConDa:

  • Use pressure trigger
  • Do not activate TRC

Relevant devices: All


Product Category Type/Size Date / PN Language
AnaConDa, anaconda, anesthetic, delivery, filter, position, connection

Date of Printing: 14.05.2021
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