Gear: Kendricks Extrication Device


Kendricks Extrication Device

Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: EMS Gear
Price: $150
Average Rating:
(42 Votes)

The Kendrick Immobilizer for extricating patients from auto accidents and confined spaces. Immobilizes head, neck and torso while minimizing further injury. New color-coded straps for visibility. Wraparound design provides horizontal flexibility for application and vertical rigidity for support. Three handles sewn in. Can be inverted as hip splint; adapts for children and pregnant women. Includes wraparound vest, Adjusta-PadT, neck roll, two head straps and carrying case. Case is vinyl-coated nylon, large enough to carry extrication collars. Stores rolled for immediate use. Size (flat) 32 1/4" long, 31 1/2" wide, 1" thick. Capacity 500 lbs. Ship. wt. 8 lbs.

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    dept24emt, Wed, 19 Mar 2008 19:51:46 UTC.
    1st review

    we dont use it often, but when we need it, its SUPER handy!!

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    tsmith1, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:24:45 UTC.

    Extremely effective. One of my favorites

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    scfd_421, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:02:02 UTC.

    Our station needs one of these.

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    MommaWren, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 01:58:37 UTC.

    Great item to have on board any emergency vehicle. Can't think of a safer way to extricate a patient with potential spine injury from car wrecks or tight spaces. Just make sure you always check and recheck'd be really easy to strap a person so tight they end up with compromised circulation. Great for peds rescue too!

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    jotis, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:41:09 UTC.

    with proper training can be a very valueable tool for EMS. My station has 6 BLS rigs and the fristfive rigs have two on each rig. The last one a van only has room for one.

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    sandy2501, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:30:01 UTC.

    I have been purchasing and using KED's for over 20 years. They are the best

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    weaver1436, Sun, 06 Apr 2008 00:19:58 UTC.

    havent used one before but looks like something we might check into.

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    iwant2fly, Sat, 12 Apr 2008 22:47:24 UTC.

    very user friendly....steve-0

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    srfdstroker, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:45:24 UTC.

    Great for use during a car accident, especially for the peds patients you may run into!

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    Froogsey, Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:05:59 UTC.

    Great for stabilizing a pt in the car before taking them out. Just wish the pads were a little more flexible

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    MVogt1299, Tue, 13 May 2008 01:39:52 UTC.

    These are great for removing patients in tight places, but the head pad is just about worthless, you are better off useing a towel.

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    FIRETEC31, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 20:06:31 UTC.

    My favorite use for the KED is as a hip splint...

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    iluvcaliwomen1962, Fri, 06 Jun 2008 05:06:05 UTC.

    I prefer the KED because the color coded straps make it easy and quick to apply , especially in life and death situations where the patient is critical and there is no time for guessing . They are better than standard short boards because it makes transfering the patient onto a longboard easy without compromising c-spine .

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    kzov, Sun, 20 Jul 2008 20:03:11 UTC.

    I really like the idea of how this product works and what it is supposed to do. Its easy to use and I really appreciate the colored straps, that makes thing a whole lot easier.

    The only thing that I dont really care for in this device is the amount of time it can take to set up and the fact that there are very few circumstances in which it can be used.

    All in all though, I really like the device and I reccomend that every station carry at the very least one with all of their powered extrication equipment

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    Account Removed, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 02:23:35 UTC.

    These are great immobilizers, however we don't use them that much because they take so much time to put on someone.

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    ArHarr, Tue, 12 Aug 2008 02:58:31 UTC.

    Great product! We use it a lot around here... However I think a mounted head buckle would be nice, since we lose the straps half the time... But yea, great product, but I think it's underused. It gets less credit than it should, especially for Hip Injuries.

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    duhsighpull, Sat, 23 Aug 2008 13:55:27 UTC.

    We trained with it in our EMT class. Works great.

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    Firefighter_1713, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 20:46:20 UTC.

    It is a handy devise. We use ours rarely but it is on our squad just in the chance we have to have it.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:17:02 UTC.

    very usful tool to use

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    fireems31, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 22:09:08 UTC.

    love it. more people should use it.

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    Firefighter5709, Mon, 22 Sep 2008 01:12:54 UTC.

    Very useful piece of equipment. Have used them on numerous accidents

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    Txfiremanlee, Mon, 22 Sep 2008 01:19:10 UTC.

    it is great for all kinds of uses. works great with hip frac's or Pedi calls

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    MaddyMedic1, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:58:42 UTC.

    One of the most under appreciated pieces of equipment there is. I don't understand why this device is so under utilized, it has so many great possibilites if you can "think outside the box".

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    Account Removed, Mon, 06 Oct 2008 19:49:02 UTC.

    We use these and they are great..They can be used for all kinds & sizes of patients..We carry them in all of our ambulances.

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    TraumaMomma, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:11:46 UTC.

    They are good to have. However in a stay and play position that is when they are useful Or Peds they are good there too. However It takes too long to assemble and apply. Most ppl when it is put away it is broken down. I prefer to have mine ready to use. But a backboard is quicker and faster.

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    HITCH, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 21:28:49 UTC.

    Good to have good when you have a long extracation. not good when you need to get Pt out.

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    bsintq04, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 12:58:42 UTC.

    Great to have for auto extrication, however very usefull for other situations also. Used one just the other day to stabilize a fractured pelvis, worked great Doc's at ED were impressed to see it used that way.

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    emt_reinhold, Sun, 16 Nov 2008 00:59:32 UTC.

    great product can be used as spinal imobilization or hip.useful in mva crashes

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    CVFD277, Tue, 02 Dec 2008 20:55:55 UTC.

    Great Device!

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    slemons17, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 21:18:11 UTC.

    a little time consuming but one of the quickest devices to use. you cant go wrong using this on mva's

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    torsades, Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:34:07 UTC.

    Much easier than short board.Also great for splinting hip/pelvic fx.

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    EMTDRAGON, Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:12:27 UTC.

    Easily stored, not heavy to carry but exceptionally sturdy. It's awesome for tight extrication spots! Application is pretty much self-explanatory.

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    vshultz0991, Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:25:10 UTC.

    lightweight and easy to use in extrications

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    gunnut382003, Wed, 22 Jul 2009 19:36:49 UTC.

    Excellent extrication tool we keep 2 of them on our ambulance.

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    elkofirefighter329, Tue, 04 Aug 2009 21:18:18 UTC.

    GREAT! Awsome when being used to extricate out of a farming combine i personally havent found one that tops this but willin to find a better one

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    kweikman, Thu, 06 Aug 2009 01:04:27 UTC.

    great sturdy device

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    EVOxRacerChic, Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:23:47 UTC.

    This is 1 of the most amazing innovations in Fire & Rescue!!We have used ours twice and with no complaints from our PX's!!small....compact in the bag it's wonderful!!

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    foxhound334, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:05:08 UTC.

    it just a good tool to use makes the job easyer

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    RescueLT138, Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:01:21 UTC.

    Though we do not use the KED a lot, we train on it A LOT! This is a very handy item to have in your rescue arsenal.

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    RalphCarrEMS, Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:29:07 UTC.

    It`s sure not the old "short boards" we had way back when. They are NOT just for auto extrication either. We use them on potential hip or pelvis fractures. Supports and immobilizes.

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    Mandi, Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:07:35 UTC.

    Not so much fun when it is put on you but works well on calls!!!

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    dmartin45, Sun, 20 Jun 2010 23:22:03 UTC.

    I have used this product several times and never had any issues with it and it is user freindly as I have had to train others on its application while putting aa person in it.

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