SMART Choices Learning Collaborative Kick-Off Meeting 11.22.19

November 22, 2019

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 patients across Pennsylvania.  SMART Choices is a Learning Collaborative designed to train primary care and behavioral health providers to screen patients for substance use and provide appropriate interventions.  Validated screening tools are used to determine the patient’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 for patients 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

Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Physician
Physician Assistant
Psychologist
Social Worker
Representatives from each QIT should attend this training.  QITs should include at least one 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.

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 and adults.
  2. Practice intervening when substance use is identified.
  3. Discuss methods to improve practice related to substance use.
  4. Review the components of SBIRT.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 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.
  • 5.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/18/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
11/22/2019 - 8:18am
Event ends: 
11/22/2019 - 5:00pm

SMART Choices Kick-Off Meeting

 

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.                             Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.                           Welcome, Introductions to Staff

                                                                            Abigail Schlesinger, MD

                                               Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN-BC;

                                               Megan Tobin, RN, BSN

 

                               Introduction to the Learning Collaborative Structure                                      

                                                                                Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN-BC

                                                               

                                                            Introduction to SBIRT

                                               Abigail Schlesinger, MD;

                                               Megan Tobin, RN, BSN  

 

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.                        Break

 

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.                        Feedback, Listen, Options (FLO)

                                                                             Abigail Schlesinger, MD

                                               Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN-BC;

                                               Megan Tobin, RN, BSN

 

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.               Lunch

  

12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.                 Brief Intervention Role-Play

                                                             Abigail Schlesinger, MD;

 Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN-BC;

 Megan Tobin, RN, BSN

 

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.                    Break

 

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                    Wrap-up & Next Steps

                                                             Abigail Schlesinger, MD;

Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN-BC;

Megan Tobin, RN, BSN

 

 

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses

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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

Certified SBIRT Trainer

 

Faculty:

Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN

Outpatient Nurse Coordinator

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

Faculty Disclosure

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

Accreditation and credit designation

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.5 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.50 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.
  • 5.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/18/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
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