MIMS Education

Sleep and Shift Work

Sleep and Shift Work

Internal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral PracticeOtolaryngology (Ent)
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About this course

Shift work is defined as any work schedule outside regular daytime hours. Shift work sleep disorder and several other chronic health conditions are linked to shift work and even predispose the worker to traumatic workplace injuries. Managing these disorders remain to be a multidisciplinary approach and includes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutic options. This e-learning module reviews sleep physiology, shift work and its associated conditions, and approach to management.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants will be able to

  • Define shift work and understand its effects on sleep physiology;
  • Describe the sleep disturbances that may arise from shift work; and
  • Understand general management approaches for patients dealing with shift work sleep disorder.

Topics covered

  • Definition: Sleep Work
  • Sleep Physiology
  • Sleep Disturbances in Shift Work
  • Sleep Disorders in Shift Work
  • Management Approaches

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • This module is accredited for 0.5 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
  • Please note that this module will will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.

Keywords: Sleep Physiology, Sleep Disorder, Shift Work