The goal of this study was to compare application of the Kendrick Extrication Device (KED) versus rapid extrication (RE) by emergency medical. KED PRO Extrication Device. The industry recognised Kendrick Extrication Device, originally developed in the late s has been further improved in the form. Ferno K.E.D.® – Kendrick Extrication Device. Add to quote. Add to Compare Add to Wishlist. _KED_Straps. K.E.D.® – Replacement Head and Chin.

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Kendrick Extrication Devices

X-rays or advanced life support procedures can be performed with the K. Further studies are needed to determine if the KED improves any meaningful patient outcomes in the era of increased evidence-based medicine in emergency medical services.

Lateral rotation, which was devicce measured, is defined as moving the head laterally while maintaining the eyes forward. It includes upgraded head and neck pads and carry handles, together with a variety of new features designed to provide even more secure immobilisation.

We only measured axial movement and did not attempt to measure flexion, extension or lateral rotation. If these symptoms are present, the head is immobilized in the position found. The KED can add considerable cost to an emergency eextrication service provider.


Open in a separate window. The standard longboard or backboard shown in Figure 1the large yellow device is a device approximately six or seven feet in length that is hard and inflexible. New York Deivce Department of Health.

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Angle measurement of movements was made at the following points in the KED group: It consists of three straps across the torso, an additional strap for the groin, and another strap that rides over the forehead. Emergency transportation in the event of acute spinal cord lesion.

Urol Clin North Am. There are several important limitations in our study. D User’s Manual,p. The head pad can bring the head too far forward for the side panels to fully immobilize it.

Commonly carried on ambulanceskendricj K. Legal aspects of emergency treatment of the neurologically injured patient. After application of the collar in a motor vehicle, the patient is either secured to a KED and removed or removed and secured to a longboard.

This was a controlled setting inside a garage with no risk for adverse weather or for suffering personal injury from vehicles on the road, which are frequently encountered when rendering pre-hospital care. For the backboard-only group, the measurement of movement was made after c-collar application and after they had been correctly positioned on the backboard.

This would increase the time required to finish each trial but would not provide any additional information.

All trial scenarios were done with the seat in a standardized position of Durable and hygienic — manufactured from composite fibre, easy to decontaminate. Please review our privacy policy.


The only difference between trial A and B was the use of the KED prior to extrication from the vehicle.

Paramedicine Basic life support Advanced life support. Following the bottom torso strap the leg straps are secured. Additional help may be preferred or needed. The industry recognised Kendrick Exhrication Device, originally developed in the late s has been further improved in the form of the KED Pro.

Kendrick Extrication Devices

Trial A involved a c-collar being applied, followed by the application of the KED, and extricatjon onto a longboard and ambulance stretcher. Built-in handles enable rescuers to get a firm grip on the patient and K.

There was no strong evidence for this finding due to a somewhat limited sample. Following application of the leg straps the void between the head and device is padded as needed and the head is secured.

Kendrick Extrication Device

The Kendrick extrication device used for pediatric spinal immobilization. Replacement Neck Pad Model Ked. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.