Practical extrication research and translation:

The Extrication Prediction Tool: Get Involved

The EXtrication In Trauma (EXIT) project has been established since 2010. The group consists of fire fighters, extrication experts, doctors and nurses - all with a specialist interest in helping those injured in car accidents.

The group recognises and promotes extrication (removing an injured patient from a vehicle) as a fundamental step in good trauma care.

The group has initiated a number of projects to study the process of extrication both in terms of the extrication itself and the effect this may have on delivery of medical care to the patient involved.

The group is actively recruting for new members to help take our projects forwards. If you can help or would like to no more about our work then  get in touch.


The EXIT group is one year into a project studying factors which may prolong the time taken to extricate a patient from a vehicle. This prospective observational study is collecting accident descriptors right now. If you would like to suggest a descriptor for us to collect e.g. weather conditions or you represent a fire service that can help with data collection then get in touch.

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