ADLs (Activity of Daily Living) Nursing Mnemonic



  • B-Bathing
  • A-Ambulation
  • T-Toileting
  • T-Transfers
  • E-Eating
  • D-Dressing


When assessing a patient’s ability to care for him or herself at home we must assess their ability to complete activities of daily living. A patient’s ability to bath, walk, and toilet on their own will help us determine the level of care they will need when they leave the hospital.

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