This upper body splint is commonly called KED device, KED is the abbreviation of Kendrick Extrication Device,is a versatile extrication device provides rigidity and immobilization of the spine, neck and head. The wrap-around design provides horizontal flexibility for easy application and vertical rigidity for maximum support of the spine, neck, and head during extrication. Immobilizes torso, head and neck, enabling prompt extrication while minimizing risks of further injury. X-rays or advanced life support procedures can be performed with the KED in place. Includes wrap-around vest, Adjustable pad neck roll, two head straps and carrying bag.
Designed to allow horizontal flexibility while ensuring vertical stability.
Reduces chances of aggravating injuries while extricating spinal injury patients.
Particularly useful for extrication from car seats or confined areas.