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This video discusses and demonstrates the Katz ADL assessment with an older adult following a prosthetic hip replacement and helps the staff determine specific needs as he is discharged to his home, an apartment which is on a the third floor of a building without elevators. Involved in the discharge planning process are the Occupational and Physical therapists who have also worked with him during his hospital stay. This video organizes information in chaptered formats for viewers interested in specific aspects of the program.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with a tool designed to measure a patient's ability to independently perform activities of daily living (ADLs).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Outline reasons for assessing a patient's ability to independently perform activities of daily living.
  2. Describe nursing considerations and challenges in administering the Katz Index.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 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: TTKatzV14
Published: April 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Mary Shelky, PhD, APRN
Categories: Geriatrics
Specialties: Community Health