Apply the cervical collar like this:
The first rescuer maintains traction and immobilizes the patient's
(b) At the same time, the second rescuer slides one end of the collar
under the small of the patient's neck and connects both ends of the collar together.
Most collars have velcro closures.
5-22. KENDRICK EXTRICATION DEVICE (KED)
The Kendrick extrication device is one of the pieces of equipment that can be
used before the patient is placed on a long spine board. The KED is used to immobilize
a patient with possible spinal cord injury. The device can be slipped behind a patient
who is found seated in a bucket seat, a short compact car seat, a seat with a contoured
back, or in a confined space. The KED can also be used in places too confined for a
short spine board to be used to stabilize the patient's head and torso.
Figure 5-3. The Kendrick extrication device.
Figure 5-4. The Kendrick extrication device applied to a patient.