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How to Try This: Monitoring Functional Status of Hospitalized Older Adults
Authors: Meredith Wallace PhD, APRN, BC, Mary Shelkey PhD, ARNP
Categories: Geriatrics
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Published: April 2008
Expires: 5/31/2015
Credits:
ANCC 2.0 CH
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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:
  1. review the background information helpful for understanding the need for assessing functional ability in older adults.
  2. outline the appropriate use of the Katz index.
  3. list the advantages and disadvantages of using the Katz index.
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Monitoring Functional Status in Hospitalized Older Adults
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The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
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