Substance Use Disorder: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training and Implementation Series - Peru 4.16.21

April 16, 2021

Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU)

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Physician

Physician Assistant

Psychologist

Social Worke

Learning Objectives

• Define and discuss the core components of SBIRT.

• Recognize strategies for identifying and avoiding stigma around substance misuse.

• Demonstrate the clinical application of validated screening instruments.

• Use the POLAR*S framework to conduct an intervention to learn more about a patient’s drug and/or alcohol use and facilitate behavior change.

• Describe how to make an appropriate referral to treatment.

• Identify strategies to implement SBIRT in various healthcare settings, including staff training, quality improvement efforts, reimbursement opportunities, and planning for sustainability.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/17/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
04/16/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
04/16/2021 - 12:00pm

Skill Practice- Implementation of SBIRT – 3 hours Daily Schedule Topic Learning Objectives Suggested Materials/Exercises Why Practice SBIRT?

30 minutes Define and discuss the core components of SBIRT. Powerpoint: Overview of SBIRT Videos: Patient Testimonial Video, EMPOWER3 SBIRT Video Handout: SBIRT Overview and Impacts Flyer SBIRT:

Skill Practice 60 minutes Screening Demonstrate the clinical application of validated screening instruments. Exercises: Screening in pairs with AUDIT, DAST, ASSIST Demonstration: Standard Drink Brief Intervention Use the POLAR*S framework to conduct an intervention to learn more about a patient’s drug and/or alcohol use and facilitate behavior change. Video: Brene Brown on Empathy; Direction in MI Exercises: BI Case Study and Practice: Three Role-Play Exercises Handout: POLAR*S Pocket Card Referral to Treatment Describe how to make an appropriate referral to treatment. Care Coordinator to give brief testimony and experience regarding referrals to treatment Ushering Out Stigma

30 minutes Recognize strategies for identifying and avoiding stigma around substance misuse. Powerpoint: Screening and Stigma Reduction Implementation: What’s Next?

60 minutes Identify strategies to implement SBIRT in various healthcare settings, including staff training, quality improvement efforts, reimbursement opportunities, and planning for sustainability. Exercises: Facilitated group discussion, CQI case study Handout: Implementation Manual, Billing Resource

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Zoom Meeting
United States

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 3.0 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 3.0 contact hours. 

Physician Assistant (AAPA) 

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.   

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

  • 3.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.00 Attendance
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