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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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Neurologic recovery following rapid spinal realignment for complete cervical spinal cord injury. There was no strong evidence for this finding due to a somewhat limited sample.


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Measuring movement of the thorax would have been difficult to do using our study method. Both patients did perceive movement with the application of either device. 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.

We repeated these analyses to summarize information about pain, comfort level and amount of movement experienced during the techniques. Each rescue trial consisted of the participant and two EMS personnel.

The industry recognised Kendrick Extrication Device, originally developed in the late s has been further improved in the form of the Fevice Pro. The angle of measurement is axial movement, which was defined as asking the patient to turn their head to the left or right.

West J Emerg Med. Paraguard Excel Rescue Stretcher.


Kendrick Extrication Devices

The KED has been thought to improve spinal immobilization in patients complaining of traumatic induced neck or back pain. Views Read Edit View history.

The KED is supposed to be used on patients with neck and back kendrcik after trauma. Frank Dos Santos, MC is a military service member.

Adapts to a hip and pelvic splint by simple inversion Adjustable, fold-back sides permit easy access to patient’s chest. We used 23 subjects in 46 trials for this study. No statistical differences were noted on patient discomfort or pain.

Kendrick Extrication Device

Time was significantly shorter using rapid extraction for all patients. The other study participant extridation a volunteer EMT from a local volunteer first aid squad who also had over 10 years of experience.

Support Center Support Center. Weight also significantly modified the subjective question about movement as heavier patients were associated extrictaion increased movement.

This extrrication likely due to the design of the devices, as neither device was designed for obese patients. This position reduces the possibility of additional injuries to these regions during extrication.

It has never been studied in live patients. Angle measurement of movements was made at the following points in the KED group: In an era of increasing use of evidence-based care, all interventions that we commonly do based on anecdote need to be called into question. Additional help may be preferred or needed.

The only difference between trial A and B was extriation use of the KED prior to extrication from the vehicle. This study was conducted in one of our EMS building garages using a Jeep Cherokee, which was fully functional and not damaged.


We also excluded subjects if they were experiencing any pain prior to kednrick beginning of the study. 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. Lateral rotation, which was not measured, is defined as moving the head laterally while maintaining the eyes forward.

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Replacement Neck Pad Model Ked. Table 1 Summary statistics for outcome variables using decice KED versus RE on 23 subjects, as well as p-value for detecting a difference based on a paired t-test.

The goal of this study was to compare movement of the head, time to extrication and patient comfort for application of the KED versus RE by pre-hospital healthcare workers. Wikimedia Commons extrifation media related to Kendrick Extrication Device. There are several important limitations in our extridation. Methods We used 23 subjects in two scenarios for this study. By the West JEM article submission agreement, all authors are required to disclose all affiliations, funding sources and financial or management relationships that could be perceived as potential sources of bias.

We measured these variables using a visual analog scale consisting of a mm horizontal line drawn with the two extremes of the variables at both ends.

Results Time was significantly shorter using rapid extraction for all patients.