The V.I.A. Comfort ClipVibration Induced Analgesia By: Jeffrey McFarlane ARNP-C JMM Creations, Inc.
Overview • The Problems • Pain associated with needle injections • Arthritis pain of the elbows, wrists, hands, feet, fingers, & toes • The Missions • Create an affordable, effective, easy to use, universal, and socially-acceptable device, and present it for common use. • The Technology • High-frequency mechanical vibration for analgesia • Novel method of application • The Science • Neural gate control and distraction • U.S. Patent was filed December 2011.
Goals and Objectives • Use this unique design to overcome the barriers that currently prevent needle pain management. • Offer a hands-free, socially acceptable device for the application of vibration analgesia. • Offer a practical, easy to use device for use, not only with the medical community, but the general public.
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Features and Benefits • Safe • Effective • Non-invasive • Drug free • Hypoallergenic • Resistant to fluids • Easy to use • Low cost • Reusable • Clean • Dual vibration • Hands free • All ages • Broad range of use
How the V.I.A. Works • Vibration interrupts or confuses the signals from the peripheral nociceptors in the extremities. In other words, it creates a traffic jam in the nerve pathway so the pain signal cannot be delivered to the brain effectively.
Statistics • Total United States population is Over 311 million. • Total US market of pain management devices estimated at $350 million. • An estimated 50 million adults in the United States reported being told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. • Diabetics: 23.6 million children and adults in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes. • U.S. Children receive at least six sets if immunizations by the time they reach middle school. • 5795 Hospitals in the U.S. with over 700 Billion in annual expenses. • Over 8700 Urgent Care clinics in the U.S. • Over 600,000 Physician and Surgeons in the U.S. • There are over 3 million Registered Nurses in the U.S. • Over 320,000 registered phlebotomists in the U.S.
The ClientelleAnyone giving or receiving an injectionor suffering from arthritis of the extremities • Physicians • Nurses • Medics • Hospitals • Outpatient surgery centers • Walk in clinics • Diabetics • Pediatrics • Diagnostic labs • Coumadin clinics • Pain management • Arthritis sufferers
The Competition • The Numblebee $500 • www.numblebee.com • Diavibe $300 • www.diavibe.com • The Buzzy $35 • www.buzzy4shots.com • Fingertip vibrators $15 + • Effective, but not socially acceptable as they are designed for sexual use. • EMLA cream 30gm tube $55
Jeffrey McFarlane ARNP Practice websites www.otodocs.com www.immedcare.com Qualifications Currently working in Urgent Care, Otolaryngology, and Emergency Department settings with skills in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Dedicated practitioner with experience in emergency, otolaryngology, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and OR. Self motivated professional, with a commitment to providing quality health care. Flexible, quick learner who adapts easily to new situations and enjoys a challenge. Credentials Florida ARNP License # ARNP 3283032 Certifications AANP National Board Certification – Family practice Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse - CORLN Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Education December 2004 -MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner Program Florida Atlantic University, SON, Boca Raton, FL November 1999 - BSN Johns Hopkins University, SON, Baltimore, MD May 1998 - RN Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, FL