An immobile client reports dizziness when the nurse is transferring him or her from the bed. What is the immediate nursing intervention to be taken?
1. Move the client to the chair.
2. Place the client on the stretcher.
3. Return the client to a recumbent position.
4. Allow the client to steady himself for a moment.
Correct Answer(s): 3
Option 1: Shifting the client to the chair may aggravate the condition, especially if the vitals are abnormal.
Option 2: It is not an appropriate nursing intervention, because the condition may be aggravated further.
Option 3: If the client experiences dizziness during the transfer, the immediate nursing intervention would be to return him or her to the recumbent position and check the vital signs.
Option 4: This nursing intervention is useful if the client is experiencing postural hypotension.