Smart Choices Learning Collaborative

Pittsburgh, PA US
June 13, 2019

Introduction

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been selected by Pennsylvania state officials to increase access to Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for adolescents across Pennsylvania.  SMART Choices is a Learning Collaborative designed to train primary care and behavioral health providers to screen adolescents for substance use and provide appropriate interventions.  Validated screening tools are used to determine the adolescent’s frequency of substance use and probability of developing a substance use disorder (SUD).  SMART Choices Learning Collaborative participants are trained to provide brief advice or brief intervention, when indicated, and to provide referrals to adolescents who need specialty substance use treatment. 

 

The SMART Choices Learning Collaborative is one year in length and requires each participating practice to self-identify a Quality Improvement Team (QIT).  QIT members participate in three in-person trainings and one group phone call per month. QITs complete Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles monthly and review their progress during the group phone calls.  Certified SBIRT trainers facilitate each call and provide support to the QITs.

Target Audience

Who Should Attend

Representatives from each QIT should attend this training.  QITs should include at least one Pediatric Primary Care Physician, Family Practice Physician or Advanced Practice Provider (PA, DNP, CRNP).  QITs should include a variety of disciplines, such as Behavioral Health Therapists, Registered Nurses, Practice/Office Managers, and Quality Improvement Specialists.  If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN at 412-692-5746.

Learning Objectives

SMART Choices Kick-Off Learning Objectives

 

At the completion of the afternoon SMART Choices Kick-Off Meeting, participants will be able to:

 

  1. Identify substance use screening tools for adolescents.
  2. Practice intervening when substance use is identified.
  3. Discuss methods to improve practice related to substance use.
  4. Review the components of SBIRT.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/12/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2019
Event starts: 
06/13/2019 - 1:30pm
Event ends: 
06/13/2019 - 5:30pm
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Agenda

 

SMART Choices Kick-Off Meeting

 

11:30 to 12:00 p.m.                  Lunch

 

12:00 to 12:30 p.m.                 Welcome & Introductions

                                                    Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN; Megan Tobin, RN, BSN;

Victoria Winkeller, MD

 

12:30 to 1:00 p.m.                    Introduction to the Learning Collaborative Structure

                                                   Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN

 

1:00 to 1:30 p.m.                     Introduction to SBIRT   

                                                    Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN

 

1:30 to 1:45 p.m.                      Break

 

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.                       Feedback, Listen, Options (FLO)

                                                   Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN; Megan Tobin, RN, BSN

 

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.                        Brief Intervention Role-Play

                                                    Abigail Schlesinger, MD; Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN;

Megan Tobin, RN, BSN; Victoria Winkeller, MD

 

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.                       Next Steps

                                                   Abigail Schlesinger, MD; Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN                    

                                               

5:00 p.m.                                   Adjournment

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Course Director:

Abigail Schlesinger, MD

Medical Director, TiPS

Clinical Director, Behavioral Science Division

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Medical Director, Ambulatory Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Associate Professor                

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

 

Faculty:

 

Abigail Schlesinger, MD

Medical Director, TiPS

Clinical Director, Behavioral Science Division

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Medical Director, Ambulatory Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Associate Professor

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Certified SBIRT Trainer

 

Victoria Winkeller, MD

Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health

Child and Family Counseling Center

Children’s Community Pediatrics

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Merck Child Outpatient Clinic

Triple Board Clinic of the Center for Children and Families

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Certified SBIRT Trainer

 

Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN

Outpatient Nurse Coordinator

Child and Family Counseling Center

Facilitator for SMART Choices Learning Collaborative

Certified SBIRT Trainer

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Tobin, RN, BSN

Outpatient Psychiatric Nurse

Behavioral Science Division

Facilitator for SMART Choices Learning Collaborative

Certified SBIRT Trainer

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Conference Committee Chair

 

Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN

Outpatient Nurse Coordinator

Child and Family Counseling Center

Facilitator for SMART Choices Learning Collaborative

Certified SBIRT Trainer

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

 

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of ___ AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Other Healthcare Professionals

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded ___ Continuing Education Units (CEU's).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.  Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 4.25 hours of continuing education.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/12/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2019
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