Healthcare is a 24/7 industry that often requires staff to work outside the normal 9-5 schedule. Shift work, especially night shift can have unwanted effects on the body. These can include alterations in our normal sleep-wake cycle and metabolism, to availability of food or fatigue causing us to make unhealthy food choices.
This webinar includes information on nutrition, that is tailored specifically for shift workers. It addresses key areas including how to obtain better sleep, and why eating in accordance with our daily circadian rhythms, is important for weight regulation and optimizing gut health. Understanding these basic shift work nutrition fundamentals can be an important step in helping to mitigate some of the poor health outcomes many shift workers face today.
Burnout is a real concern within healthcare, and caring for ourselves allows us to give the best care to patients.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Gain an understanding of how to promote better sleep, through better nutrition
- Learn the importance of FOOD TIMING – why when we eat is just as important as what we’re eating
- Explore strategies to help alleviate ‘night shift nausea’
- Acquire knowledge on how to improve gut health for shift workers
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.