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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Restless Legs Syndrome

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Restless Legs Syndrome

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Darlene Moyer, MD, Javier Zayas-Bazan, MD, Danielle Miller DO
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
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Restless Legs Syndrome  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

1. State the criteria for diagnosing restless legs syndrome (RLS)
2. Identify secondary causes of RLS
3. Recommend non-drug and first-line drug therapy for patients with RLS
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH

Suggested Citation:
Dr. Darlene Moyer and Dr. Javier Zayas-Bazan. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Restless Legs Syndrome. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: