AMSORB® PLUS

Safety with Savings....

The World’s First Strong Alkali Free Absorbent... A Patient Safety First

AMSORB® PLUS is a new generation carbon dioxide absorbent, free from strong alkali metal hydroxides. It absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from cellular respiration during anaesthesia and unlike other absorbents it is not capable of degrading vaporous anaesthetic agent. 

AMSORB® PLUS is specifically designed for low and minimal flow anaesthesia and is supported by an extensive bibliography of peer-reviewed journals.

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Guaranteed Unlimited Compatibility

We guarantee the unlimited compatibility of AMSORB® PLUS on anaesthesia machines in which loose-fill CO2 absorbent is to be used or on those machines for which we provide a prefilled absorber canister.

Colour Change

AMSORB® PLUS colour indicator reacts strongly and quickly to the dehydrating effects of CO2 absorption or contact with anhydrous gas, such as oxygen.

The colour changes from WHITE (fresh) to VIOLET upon exhaustion or dessication. The indicator reacts to changes in granule hydration as absorption progresses; eventually remaining violet-coloured, once absorption is complete.

Whilst the colour change is an indication of the hydrated state and remaining capacity, depletion of the absorbent should be determined by capnometry and the absorbent changed when FiCO2 has exceeded 0.5% volume or 5mmHg.

Desiccation of soda lime through contact with anhydrous gas or moisture loss through exposure to ambient air DOES NOT trigger the colour indicator in soda lime and the soda lime can be desiccated but coloured white, thus appearing fresh and safe for clinical use.  Soda lime is potentially dangerous to use when desiccated, as CO2 absorption may continue.

In the case of NaOH-containing (sodium hydroxide) absorbents, colouration reverts to white when contact with CO2 ceases, often after a few hours of non-use.  This is due to the strongly alkaline nature of NaOH in soda lime.  

CO2 Absorption Capacity

Review of independently published scientific literature for CO2 absorption capacity of respective absorbent brands

Gas Toxicity

Carbon Monoxide Production
Review of independently published scientific literature for Carbon Monoxide production of respective absorbent brands

Safety with Savings

AMSORB® PLUS has been shown in an independent study1 to offer the following significant savings when compared to soda lime.

• A reduction in anaesthetic gas use by 25.7%
• A reduction in absorbent use by 58%
• A reduction in disposal costs by 93%

These savings can be linked to the following properties of AMSORB® PLUS:

  • AMSORB® PLUS is free from strong alkali
  • AMSORB® PLUS is replaced on CO2 breakthrough, whereas soda lime can be used below critical moisture levels that degrade anaesthetic vapour and may lead to anaesthetic agent adsorption
  • AMSORB® PLUS can be disposed of safely in refuse sacks as non-contaminated clinical waste for landfill

These savings are achieved alongside the added safety benefits of using AMSORB® PLUS, clinically proven in 68 independently published papers.

1 Mannion, S et al. The cost implications of replacing soda lime with Amsorb® in clinical practice. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2011; vol.28; iss.p12-13.
 

Advantages of using AMSORB® PLUS

  • Free from Strong Alkali
  • AMSORB® PLUS does not contain sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide or barium hydroxide
  • Unreactive with Modern Anaesthetic Drugs
  • AMSORB® PLUS does not degrade volatile anaesthetic agents
  • Eliminates Production of Toxic By-products
  • AMSORB® PLUS does not generate carbon monoxide under any clinical conditions
  • AMSORB® PLUS does not generate Compound A, or any similar compounds, when used with sevoflurane
  • AMSORB® PLUS does not generate formaldehyde when used with sevoflurane
  • Irreversible Colour Change
  • AMSORB® PLUS does not contain strong alkali and, therefore, preserves its colour change once exhausted; unlike conventional carbon dioxide absorbents which, once exhausted, revert to their original colour
  • Safe Operating Room Environment
  • Minimises dust contamination and is non-corrosive to skin
  • Dispose of AMSORB® PLUS as per the hospital's waste management programme for non-contaminated clinical waste

Which product fits your machine?

  • AMAB3801

  • AMAB4001

  • Loose Fill Material

    AMAB3000
    AMAB3400
  • 1.0kg Cartridges

    AMAB3201
    AMAB3200
  • CAN-CAN®

    AMAB3800
  • G-CAN®

    AMAB3801
  • Q-CAN

    AMAB3802
  • BUBBLE-CAN®

    AMAB4000
  • BUBBLE-CAN® UNIVERSAL

    AMAB4001

Ordering Information

Product Code Description Box Qty Image
AMAB3800

Prefilled CAN-CAN® absorber, 1 litre for GE Healthcare ADU II anaesthesia workstations

6

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AMAB3801

Prefilled G-CAN® absorber, 1 litre for GE Healthcare Aisys, Avance and Aespire anaesthesia workstations

6

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AMAB3802

Prefilled Q-CAN absorber, 1 litre for Anmedic anaesthesia workstations with Q circle system

6

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AMAB0001

Limescale removal fluid, 500ml spray

1

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AMAB4000

Prefilled BUBBLE-CAN® absorber, 1.3 litre for Dräger anaesthesia workstations excluding Apollo, Pallas and Primus

6

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AMAB3000

5.0 litre jerican

2

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AMAB4000/001

BUBBLE-PLATE® Adapter for Dräger anaesthesia workstations

1

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AMAB3200

1.2 litre cartridge

12

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AMAB4000/002

BUBBLE-BLOC® Adapter for Dräger anaesthesia workstations

1

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AMAB3201

1.2 litre cartridge (without sealing gasket)

12

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AMAB4001

Prefilled UNIVERSAL BUBBLE-CAN® absorber, 1.2 litre for Dräger anaesthesia workstations including Apollo, Pallas and Primus

6

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AMAB3400

1.0kg bag

12

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