A patient with atrial fibrillation is ambulating and suddenly says, “I feel really dizzy.” What should the nurse do?

A. Assess the blood pressure
B. Check the apical pulse
C. Check patient’s temperature
D. Help the patient sit down

There are three assessment questions and one intervention question.

It’s important to assess, but by the time you find out what is going on with the patient, the patient could easily fall and injure him/herself.

The priority is patient’s safety and then assess.

The answer is D.