How to Design a Healthcare Simulator: From Ideation to Market Commercialization

Presented by: Erick Przybylski, MSMS, CHSE, CHSOS, CCEMT-P
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This webinar will demonstrate the necessary steps to developing a new medical simulator, including company formation, patent application, legal consultation, and product design, prototyping, evaluation, revisioning, manufacturing, and sales.
  • Recorded: Oct 27th, 2022
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Intermediate

Presentation Abstract:

Introduction: In 2018 the presenter was approached by our Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) team to assist with the development of a simulation curriculum for the cannulating physicians, ECMO specialist and perfusionist that composed our typical response teams. A needs assessment quickly revealed the need for a simulator that allowed for activation, ultrasound assessment, cannulation and flow to incorporate all members of the team....at the time, such simulator did not exist. The presenter was able to obtain support from the University of Wisconsin's, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in order to proceed with design, patenting and licensing efforts. Five years later, the presenter now has a patented device, licensed to my LLC, that is about to hit the market. The presenter will share the things that he has learned along the way in hopes that this will make the process more streamlined, and less stressful for others in the industry.

Methods: The key steps along the way that the presenter would like to discuss include: forming a LLC, submitting a patent application, design, prototype manufacturing, product evaluation, revisions, legal consultation, manufacturing, and sales.

Results: Along the way, there have been some very gratifying patient outcomes which is ultimately the goal of a project like this. Shortly after an in-situ simulation with our colleagues in the emergency department, our activation process for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) was adjusted and activated within our county. Within 72 hours, our team received their first activation. A young man in our area had experienced a cold water immersion injury leading to cardiac arrest in the field. After life-saving efforts were performed in the field, the patient was brought to our center and placed on ECMO within 20 minutes of arrival (thanks to our update process). This patient went home in less than 2 weeks with no neurological deficits. This was exactly the "big win" that we needed to build momentum. We have since performed dozens of activations in the adult population, and have now expanded to pediatric patients down to the age of 13. In addition, after working with our critical care transport teams, UW Med Flight is one of the only programs in the country to respond to outside facilities and place patients on ECMO prior to transport back to our center, thanks to partnerships with our cardiothoracic surgery and perfusion specialists.

Conclusion: Medical and healthcare simulation innovation is continuously developed within institutions, and these products have a much larger potential impact than is sometimes realized. Our goal should be to create an open source location to store and share our innovations in order to provide the greatest good!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the necessary steps to determine intellectual property ownership prior to beginning the healthcare simulator process.
  2. Identify market, need, and profit margins to validate financial and opportunity costs to develop a new medical simulator.
  3. Demonstrate validation tools which can be incorporated into clinical simulators.

Meet the Presenter:

Erick Przybylski, MSMS, CHSE, CHSOS, CCEMT-P

President/Owner at Simul8
Erick has been working as a critical care paramedic and educator for seventeen years, spending a majority of that time in the air medical industry as a member of the flight crew or training the transport teams. He graduated with his Master of Science in Medical and Health Care Simulation from Drexel University's College of Medicine in 2018 while working as a Simulation Educator for UW Health's Clinical Simulation Program in Madison, Wisconsin. He has now founded Simul8, LLC as a part of several innovation projects that have resulted in patenting and licensing opportunities.
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Disclosures: President/Founder of Simul8, LLC.

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Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder / CEO of HealthySimulation.com, the world’s leading medical simulation resource website which supports thousands healthcare simulation professionals a month. As an experienced entrepreneur, digital media producer and administrative professional, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to help guide the healthcare simulation industry to greater levels of adoption.

Lance Baily is also the Founder of SimGHOSTS.org, the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals operating clinical simulation technologies which has organized a multitude of hands-on training conferences around the globe since 2011. His new co-edited Book: *Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice provides 400 pages of in-depth articles supporting the technical integration of healthcare simulation in any sized program.*Affiliate link.

Formerly he served as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, and volunteer Fire-Fighter, after receiving his BA in Film and Digital Media Production and working on Hollywood production sets. He currently lives with his wife in Las Vegas with their two young daughters and two crazy dachshunds.
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