One of the most common places people sustain injuries is in their own home; many of these injuries occur in the bathroom. This podcast discusses bathroom-related injuries. Created: 6/9/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/9/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
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Stop Bathroom Breaks
Nonfatal Bathroom Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments Among
Persons Aged ≥15 Years — United States, 2008
Recorded: June 7, 2011; posted: June 9, 2011
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One of the most common places people sustain injuries is in their own home; many of these injuries occur in the bathroom. Women and older people are the most likely to be treated for a bathroom-related injury. The situation that usually results in an injury is slipping on a wet surface and falling while in or getting out of the tub or shower. To help prevent bathroom-related injuries, use bathtub mats or non-skid strips to prevent slips, and grab bars to help with entering and exiting bathing areas. To make your bathroom safer, talk to a home contractor about installing grab bars.
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