Looking for opinions on the KED extrication device and similar pieces of equipment..... Do you use them or just extricate directly to a long-board? In theory they should be used unless rapid extrication is called for, but how often do you really use it? Around here people usually extricate directly to the long board. I find KEDs very cumbersome especially if the patient is obese and sometimes feel like you end up moving the patient more getting the KED on. Anybody have any thoughts on this? My favorite use for the KED is to wrap it around the pelvis of someone with a possible hip fx. Great way to stabilize.