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1. The Kendrick Extrication Device (KED) is designed to immobilize a
patient found in a sitting position. It is most commonly used in
automobile accidents where the patient is stable. If the patient is
unstable, refer to the Rapid Extrication Protocol.

II. Procedural Protocols

1. Rescuer One should be positioned behind the patient to stabilize
the head and neck.

2. Rescuer Two checks neurological and vascular response of all

3. Rescuer Two measures and applies the cervical collar.
4. The KED is slide into position behind the patient

5. The KED is wrapped around the patient, and the middle strap is

A. The KED should be snug beneath the patient’s armpits.

6. The bottom strap is secured next.

7. Each leg strap is wrapped around the leg and secured.

8. The top strap of the KED is secured.

9. The patient’s head is secured into the KED.

10. All of the straps are tightened down.

11. The patient’s wrist and legs are secured.

12. A long spine board is placed under the patient’s buttocks.

13. The patient is removed from the vehicle and transferred to the long
spine board.

14. Disconnect the leg straps, allowing the patient’s legs to lay flat on
the long spine board.

15. Refer to the Securing a Patient to the Long Spine Board.

III. Notes

1. Neurological and vascular checks should be performed on the
patient prior to and after extrication, and any changes noted.

2. If the patient is unstable, Rapid Extrication may be needed.

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