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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
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Launch date: 26 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 04 Sep 2018

Reference: 184840

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"Months had gone by, I was physically and mentally exhausted and could no longer delay seeing a physician. I thought this is crazy. How am I going to explain that my left leg hurts when I try to go to sleep at night, take a nap on the couch, sit in a chair, or ride in a car? When I stand or walk the leg pain resolves. Some nights, I cry myself to sleep because the pain is so severe. My husband is beginning to lose sleep as well, because I wake him as I move my leg, toss and turn, or get out of bed."

"Hesitantly, I sought the care of my primary physician, who I had only seen in the past for annual check-ups, as my health was always good. Prior to describing my symptoms, I explained that if it weren’t for the exhaustion from sleep deprivation I would not even have come to see him. I described the painful sensation in my left leg somewhere between my knee and ankle that occurs only when in a resting, sitting, or lying down position that resolves when I stand or walk. I told him my travel had become limited as well. Fearful of being labeled with a psychological diagnosis, i.e. ""it’s all in your head"", I waited for his response."

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the three different categories of restless legs syndrome.

2. Explain the main symptoms of restless legs syndrome and how to make the diagnosis

3. Discuss the differential diagnosis and the various treatment options for restless legs syndrome.

4. Describe the overall prognosis of restless legs syndrome and the potential side effects of some of the medications used in treatment.
Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist

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Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist, has been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years. She has extended her education into forensic nursing, criminal profiling, and psychopathy receiving a Certificate as a Forensic Nurse Specialist. She has over 16 years experience in public health and home care nursing.

Colleen has been an author of educational material for St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida. She has also lectured on a variety of topics at numerous nursing symposiums and conferences across the country. She is on the Editorial Board for "Home Health Aide Digest" and "Private Duty Homecare" publications.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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