You thought fast and acted fast. Way to go! You also learned an important lesson that most nurses don't know till it happens. Everybody in the hospital or having a procedure is a fall risk (some obviously more than others). Just keep it in the back of your mind and you'll always be ready in the future. I'm sure a lot of my patient's think I'm a worrier cause I always make pt. sit up on side of bed for 5 minutes before getting up. Once they stand I make them stand for a few minutes beside the bed, that way if they start to get dizzy or faint I can push them back toward the bed. I also use gait belts, so I can keep a good hold on them and control any fall without hurting myself or them. Yes, I'm a worrier but I always liked that boy scout motto about being prepared. I've found the times bad things have occurred I didn't follow that "be prepared" motto and ended up getting burned. I also try to ask my patient's who are allowed oob if I can help them to the BR frequently, that way hopefully I can prevent a sudden immediate urge to get there fast. By the way I fell out one time at the dentist, I wish someone would have been fast on their feet like you were, cause I ended up with a big knot on the head and horrible headache.