Introduction to SBIRT Training (Self-Paced Training)
This activity will provide healthcare professionals with an overview of SBIRT and how to utilize evidence-based screening tools to assess patient risk for harm, methods to conduct a patient-centered brief intervention, and strategies to connect a patient to additional treatment services.
Research indicates that a significant proportion of patients who misuse alcohol or drugs are likely to be present in different healthcare settings. It is estimated that: 23.4% of primary care patients in the U.S., aged 18 and older, are misusing alcohol or drugs and 39.9% of emergency department patients in the U.S., aged 18 and older, are misusing alcohol or drugs. SBIRT is an evidence-based public health/preventive practice that healthcare professionals can utilize to accurately identify patients who misuse alcohol or other drugs and match these patients to effective interventions aimed at decreasing or eliminating their alcohol and drug use.
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technician, Psychologists, and Social Workers.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define and discuss the core components of SBIRT.
- Describe how screening assesses the risk associated with a patient’s substance use.
- Describe the clinical application of validated screening instruments, including the two-step process.
- Use a screening instrument to assess a patient’s risk level and determine next steps.
Alli Clevenger, MPH - Deputy Director, Innovative Health System Initiatives (IHSI), University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)
Abby Talbert, MPH, CPH - Deputy Director, Innovative Health System Initiatives (IHSI), University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)
|Khalid Rahim, MD, MPH, MBA||Marty Landolina, Med||Angela Kypriotis, MSW, LCSW|
|Brianna McDonough, MPH, CPH||Katie Wooten, MPH, CHES||Georgie Scott, MPH|
|Samira Amirova, MPH||Alec Howard, MPH||Dan Lamauro, MPH|
|Alexis Waksmunski, MPIA||Caitlin Walsh, MS, CPhT||Grace Drnach Bonaventura, MPH|
|Heather Santa, MS, MA||Jackie Cohen, MPH||Jessica Northcott, LCSW|
|David Beck, EdD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA||Susan Engle, CRNP||Katie Krancevich, MPH|
|Lori Abbott, MS|
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, 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 to disclose.
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.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
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 2.0 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.
The information presented at this activity 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.
- 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 2.00 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.
- 2.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.00 Attendance
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