Remind the patient to call for help before trying to get out of bed. They should not get out of bed directly from lying flat.
Clear the area of bedding so the patient cannot get tangled and trip. First sit them on the side of the bed for a minute or so. This will help if changing position makes them feel dizzy or unsteady.
Help may be needed with footwear and fastening robe. Make sure footwear has non-slip soles.
If the patient is unsteady, help them to walk. If they feel light-headed, stay with them when they go to the bathroom or wherever they are heading to.
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