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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Ambulance station Rescue squad Search and rescue. These may be applied in a “criss-cross” fashion according to the K. Both patients did perceive movement with the application of either device.

Reasons for using this technique include:. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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Angle measurement of movements was made at the following points in the KED group: Frank Dos Santos, MC is a military service member. Urol Clin North Am. Rescue equipment Emergency medical equipment Medical transport devices.

Facilitates treatment in hospital — split kedrick chest flap allows easy strap release to access chest for examination. There are several important limitations in our study. X-rays or advanced life support procedures can be performed with the K. Next the bottom torso strap is secured, however the top torso strap is not secured until just prior to moving the patient to the long spine board.


Neurologic recovery following rapid spinal realignment for complete cervical spinal cord injury. If the head is too far forward, the head is brought back to meet the K. Table 2 P-values extricxtion regression analysis testing significant effects dwvice age, weight, sex, and height as modifiers of the effect of using KED versus RE. Measuring movement of the thorax would have been difficult to do using our study method. Each rescue trial consisted of the participant and two EMS personnel. It is possible that different vehicles and angles of measurement could produce various results.

The goal of this study was to compare movement of the head, time to extrication devicr patient comfort for application of the KED versus RE by pre-hospital healthcare workers. These regression models included the difference in outcome between KED and RE as the response variable and age, sex, height or weight as covariates.

Kendrick Extrication Device

This study was conducted in one of our EMS building garages using a Jeep Cherokee, which was fully functional and not damaged. Distributors Northern Ireland Southern Ireland. We also excluded subjects if they were experiencing any pain prior to the beginning of the study. The Kendrick Extrication Device K. Following application of the leg straps the void between the head and device is padded as needed and the head is secured. Full text available through open access at http: Table 1 Summary statistics for outcome etxrication using the KED versus RE on 23 subjects, as well as p-value for detecting a difference based on a paired t-test.


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The wrap-around design provides horizontal flexibility for easy application and vertical rigidity for maximum support of the spine, neck, and head during extrication. Following the bottom torso strap the leg straps are secured.

This is an important finding, as extrication of a patient from a vehicle is a time-consuming matter and may place the patient and the providers in danger due to environmental situations. Rapid extrication is indicated when the scene is unsafe, a patient is unstable, or a critical patient is blocked by another less critical patient.

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.

Lateral rotation, which was not measured, is defined as moving the head kenrdick while maintaining the eyes forward. This was done to demonstrate consistency between each trial.