Kendrick Extrication Device (KED)

Kendrick Extrication Device (KED)

This is the application of the KED, the Kendrick
Extraction Device; this is a
vest type spinal immobilization device.
Will you please first stabilize the head in a neutral sniffing position?
Then we will check pulse, motor and sensory before and after our spinal immobilization device.
Squeeze, pulse, can you feel this?
Alright, feet, pulse, move your feet,.
What foot am I holding? (the left).
Measure our device
We will first put this device on loosely and give it some structure before we tighten everything up.
KED’s should be put in position high up underneath the arms here.
The leg straps are next,
under the leg and securely locked in on the side.
Okay, first secure the chest,
then the legs
and always last the head.
You will place this pillow behind her head based off of the distance from her head and the device.
Secure the device right across the brow so it won’t slide up
and then finally the chin.
Okay, you may let go.
Pulse, motor, move your fingers? Can you
feel this? (yes I can).
Pulse, motor, move them. What foot am I holding? (the right one).
Okay, there are handles on either side
grab the handle and with your partner we will interlock our wrist like this underneath the patients legs.
You ready?
Prepare to lift. One, two,
three lift.
The patient will be moved to a backboard,remember to always pop this legstrap
before the legs can be lowered
to the ground.

14 Replies to “Kendrick Extrication Device (KED)”

  1. Why so many dislikes? just asking. I'm newly a firefighter (5 1/2 months) and this is the first time seeing this device. are they doing something wrong? is that why more dislikes than likes?

  2. disliked as soon as they put c-collar on before checking for any dcap-btls, jvd, td, step-offs, or the condition of the clavicles. I'm just an emt student myself but what the heck. You're not going to be taking that thing off to check for those things later.

  3. I've never seen a ems system that puts this on a rig nor does my state give a shit about it. Also hilarious that they plan to lift someone like that when it's basically intended for use in car accident victims. BUT I've only been in uniform for 20 years so what would I know.

  4. sitting freely on a chair, in upstraight position, and with a collaborating patient, it's just an impossibile scenario

  5. Never pull and tug on straps. Considering spinal injury ALWAYS feed through the strapd for spinal patient safety.

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