What should you do if a patient feels dizzy after attempting to get up to their bed?
A. Rub the patient's feet B. Help the patient to a standing position to see if the dizziness goes away C. Put a cold compress on the patient’s head D. Support the patient in a sitting position and wait a minute or so to see if the dizziness goes away
D. Support the patient in a sitting position and wait a minute or so to see if the dizziness goes away If a patient felt dizzy when he or she tried to get up from lying down, the best thing that you can do is to support him or her to a sitting position and let the patient remain in that position for some time to check if the dizziness will go away.
You can advise the patient to breathe deeply for a few minutes to help get rid of the dizziness. If the patient feels okay after a few minutes, you can try to help the patient get up again by moving him or her slowly.