MECHANISM of TBI  
VARIABLE GROUP MECH
VARIABLES
 VariableDescription
Codes CSE_BlowDirect impact: moving object strikes stationary head
Codes CSE_HeadDirect impact: moving head strikes stationary object
Codes CSE_GroundFallGround level fall
Codes CSE_HeightFallFall from height > 1 meter (3 ft)
Codes CSE_AccelAcceleration/deceleration
Codes CSE_CrushCrush
Codes CSE_BlastBlast


DEFINITION

Mechanism of Injury

NOTE

'Direct impact: moving head strikes stationary object' refers to an event in which (in its purest form) the head of a person in motion strikes a stationary object (e.g., moving person strikes a wall, strikes the steering wheel in the car, and - technically - the head of a falling person hits the ground)