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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

If you slip and fall getting out of the bathtub what would you do?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17401points) 1 month ago

Your naked. You broke a leg. Your phone is close. You live alone.
Do you call 911, and try to get dressed? Or do you try to unlock your apartment door, to let the paramedics inside?

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ragingloli Ok. I’m too stubborn to just die.

SEKA's avatar

I don’t get into the tub unless my hubs or daughter are there to rescue me just in case something like you describe occurs

KNOWITALL's avatar

911 will break the door down so yes I’d call and hop to the door and try to get a robe or blanket on.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Call apartment manager. He/she will call 911 if needed, but at least he can let them in the apartment etc
Use towels to brace the leg to prevent a worse scenario.Even a brush tied to the leg can brace the leg enough to move it without more damage etc.

Prevent this from happening by getting supports installed in the shower/bathtub area.
Anti slip mats as well.

gondwanalon's avatar

My Apple Watch is set up to call 911 automatically if I have a bad fall. If I’m alert then I can simple call 911 or my neighbor for help from my Apple Watch.

Inspired_2write's avatar

@gondwanalon
Do you wear your apple watch in the bathtub?

LadyMarissa's avatar

I live alone so when I get into the tub, I keep a terry wrap & my cell beside the tub just in case something like you describe happens. I know from past experience that it only takes the rescue department 2 minutes to open the door & let themselves in. At that point, I should be covered with my terry wrap. IF not, a friend who is a paramedic says that they walk in on so many naked bodies that they don’t even notice & they just concentrate on their job. At my age, I’d be a bit embarrassed, but I don’t think that any of them would be oogling me & think I’d be more focused on my leg. Surely one of them would be kind enough to help me get covered up IF I hadn’t managed to accomplish this for myself!!!

Darth_Algar's avatar

I crawl to the phone and call someone.

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