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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/Outcomes

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.
Price: $21.95


  • ANCC 2.0 CH
  • DC - BON 2.0 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: AJNTT14
Published: April 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Meredith Wallace PhD, APRN, BC, Mary Shelkey PhD, ARNP
Categories: Geriatrics
Topics: Dementia