Case 2: A 52-Year-Old Male Security Guard Who Falls Asleep on the Early Morning Shift
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Overview / Abstract
Upon completing this activity, participants should be better able to
1. Improve the identification and diagnosis of shift work disorder, using screening questions and diagnostic tools
2. Outline management strategies for patients with shift work disorder that optimize sleep, alertness, and circadian rhythm alignment
Shift work disorder may affect any person who works a job with nonconventional hours, leading to excessive sleepiness and impaired functioning. This case illustrates the impact of shift work disorder on patient performance and quality of life and how appropriate assessment can aid in the differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
This activity is targeted to any primary care provider who treats patients with sleep/wake disorders.
Credits / Hours
Primary Care Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: Primary Care Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nonphysicians: All other healthcare professionals will be issued a certificate of participation.
Activity Certified By
Primary Care Network
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Presenters / Authors / Faculty
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Associate Director, Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers
This activity is supported through an educational grant from Cephalon, Inc.
Activity Specialities / Related Topics
Occupational Medicine, Primary Care
Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME