Use of the Haddon matrix as a tool for assessing risk factors for sharps injury in emergency departments in the United Arab Emirates

Ganczak, M., Barss, P., Al-Marashda, A., Al-Marzouqi, A. and Al-Kuwaiti, N. (2007) Use of the Haddon matrix as a tool for assessing risk factors for sharps injury in emergency departments in the United Arab Emirates. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28 6: 751-754. doi:10.1086/518317

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Author Ganczak, M.
Barss, P.
Al-Marashda, A.
Al-Marzouqi, A.
Al-Kuwaiti, N.
Title Use of the Haddon matrix as a tool for assessing risk factors for sharps injury in emergency departments in the United Arab Emirates
Journal name Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-823X
1559-6834
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1086/518317
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 28
Issue 6
Start page 751
End page 754
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract We investigated the epidemiology and prevention of sharps injuries in the United Arab Emirates. Among 82 emergency nurses and 38 doctors who responded to our questionnaire, risk factors for sharp device injuries identified using the Haddon matrix included personal factors (for the pre‐event phase, a lack of infection control training, a lack of immunization, and recapping needles, and for the postevent phase, underreporting of sharps injuries) and equipment‐related factors (for the pre‐event phase, failure to use safe devices; for the event phase, failure to use gloves in all appropriate situations). Nearly all injuries to doctors were caused by suture needles, and among nurses more than 50% of injuries were caused by hollow‐bore needles.
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