2Overview The Problems Pain associated with needle injections Arthritis pain of the elbows, wrists, hands, feet, fingers, & toesThe MissionsCreate an affordable, effective, easy to use, universal, and socially-acceptable device, and present it for common use.The TechnologyHigh-frequency mechanical vibration for analgesiaNovel method of applicationThe ScienceNeural gate control and distractionU.S. Patent was filed December 2011.
3Goals and ObjectivesUse 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.
7How the V.I.A. WorksVibration 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.
8Statistics 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.
9The Clientelle Anyone giving or receiving an injection or suffering from arthritis of the extremitiesPhysiciansDiabeticsNursesPediatricsMedicsDiagnostic labsHospitalsCoumadin clinicsOutpatient surgery centersPain managementArthritis sufferersWalk in clinics
10The Competition The Numblebee $500 www.numblebee.com Diavibe $300 The Buzzy $35Fingertip vibrators $15 +Effective, but not socially acceptable as they are designed for sexual use.EMLA cream 30gm tube $55
11Comparisons V.I.A. Sofstic Diavibe EMLA Buzzy Ethyl Chloride Bionix ShotBlockerV.I.A.Cost$500$300$55$40$35$7Hands freeNoYes, adhesive padMust be applied to skinYes, Uses a strapNo, requires manual tractionYES, Clips onDual motorsN/ANo moving partsYESType of injectionsSQ, IV, IMSQ, IMApprox 5mm dermal penetrationSQ, IV, IM, Intra-articular, fingertipsReusableHas disposable tipsHas disposable padsYesNo, disposable single useRapid adjustmentFDA approvalFDA RegisteredCurrently not available in U.S. due to FDA regulationLightedUsed for Joint PainsPossibly
12Jeffrey McFarlane ARNP Practice websites 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 Certifications AANP National Board Certification – Family practice Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse - CORLN Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Education December MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner Program Florida Atlantic University, SON, Boca Raton, FL November BSN Johns Hopkins University, SON, Baltimore, MD May RN Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, FL