CRA personnel are highly skilled in the extraction and coding of injuries from hospital medical records and autopsy reports. The data are used to identify specific injuries to crash victims and to categorize the injuries based on severity using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). CRA personnel include a Level I Trauma Coder with certifications in Trauma Registry and as an AIS Specialist.
Injury data can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis or gathered for database and analysis purposes. CRA personnel are skilled in the identification of injury sources/causation and the mechanism of injury. This expertise is broad-based for injury resulting from automobile, light truck, heavy truck, pedestrian, and off-road vehicle crashes.
CRA personnel have over 19 years of injury coding experience using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) coding system. They are skilled in all facets of the crash investigation field and have a thorough understanding of occupant motion, occupant/restraint system interaction, and the source and mechanism of occupant injury. CRA’s Injury Specialist has injury coding expertise at a Level 1 Trauma Center that receives patients involved in all crash types, including large truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles. These crash types result in unique injury patterns and represent a large number of the total trauma patients transported to the facility. CRA personnel are skilled in the areas of biomechanics and occupant kinematics. Occupant injury severity and the injury source components are the key data sets to most crash investigation programs. Vehicle design and structure, occupant restraint systems, and crash severity are all gauged against type, severity and source of injury.