How to Try This: Monitoring Functional Status of Hospitalized Older Adults
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Published: April 2008
ANCC 2.0 CH
Purpose of Activity:To instruct registered professional nurses in the use of the Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living, used to measure older patients' capacity for self-care.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
- review the background information helpful for understanding the need for assessing functional ability in older adults.
- outline the appropriate use of the Katz index.
- list the advantages and disadvantages of using the Katz index.
The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.