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OR Excellence Awards 2016 - September 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 W e were forced to perform cataract cases under general anesthesia on a growing number of patients who present- ed to our surgical center with restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder characterized by frequent episodes of leg discomfort and the uncontrollable need to move and reposition the limbs, especially when recumbent. This condition is hardly con- ducive to surgical procedures, even short ones. A Vibrating Pad Helps Us Avoid General Anesthesia in Restless Legs Syndrome Patients • GOOD VIBRATIONS The Relaxis stimulation pad quells twitching legs during cataract surgery. Pamela Ledger, MSN, RN, CNE Ideas Work That

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