SMART Choices Learning Collaborative Kick-Off Meeting 9.13.19

Pittsburgh, PA US
September 13, 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 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

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. 

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.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 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.
  • 3.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/06/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
09/13/2019 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
09/13/2019 - 5:20pm

  • SMART Choices Kick-Off Meeting
     
  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.       Lunch
     
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.         Welcome, Introductions to Staff
          • Abigail Schlesinger, MD
          • Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN;
          • Megan Tobin, RN, BSN;
             
          • Introduction to the Learning Collaborative Structure                                 
          • Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN
             
          • Introduction to SBIRT
          • Abigail Schlesinger, MD;
          • Megan Tobin, RN, BSN           
             
             
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.          Feedback, Listen, Options (FLO)
          • Abigail Schlesinger, MD
          • Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN;
          • Megan Tobin, RN, BSN;
             
  • 3:00- 3:15p.m.                         Break             
     
  • 3:15- 4:45p.m.               Brief Intervention Role-Play
          • Abigail Schlesinger, MD;
          • Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN;
          • Megan Tobin, RN, BSN;
             
  • 4:45 –5:00p.m.            Next Steps     
          • Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN;
             
             
  • 5:00 p.m.                       Adjournment

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.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Disclosures: 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.

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 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses attending this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 3.75 hours of continuing education in a CME accredited program.  These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 

Available Credit

  • 3.75 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.
  • 3.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/06/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Please login or register to take this course.

Please register online at https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=207088. If you are unable to register online, please use the form below and return it to Nancy Mundy at mundnl@upmc.edu.

 

Please contact Shannon Meyers (Mikita), RN at mikitasr@upmc.edu for additional information about SMART Choices registration.