Early Identification and Management of Substance Misuse: Implementing SBIRT Services in Clinical Settings
Release Date: 2/3/23
Expire Date: 7/31/24
This virtual educational activity is jointly provided by the Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, quality professionals, risk managers, healthcare executives, and all healthcare professionals working with patients impacted by trauma and addiction.
Description: This session will provide the rationale for implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services in healthcare settings to identify and manage psychoactive substance misuse in patients. The use of standardized screening tools, best-practice interventions, and referral models will be highlighted. Strategies and key challenges to planning and implementing SBIRT services will be discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants can expect to:
• Describe the public health rationale supporting the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) framework
• Describe the key elements of a successful SBIRT program including evidence-based screening tools and intervention models
• Identify strategies and challenges to planning and implementing SBIRT services within targeted clinical settings
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Bonnie McRee, PhD, has a broad background in health services research focused on prevention and treatment of psychoactive substance misuse. Dr. McRee has collaborated with two World Health Organization working groups through which two validated screening instruments were developed. As an investigator on numerous federally funded initiatives, she has successfully managed and evaluated the implementation of large-scale Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) efforts in healthcare settings. Dr. McRee is currently the principal investigator of a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention-funded initiative that is implementing SBIRT services in Planned Parenthood health centers across Connecticut and Rhode Island. She also serves as the Co-director of the Connecticut SBIRT Training Academy located in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UConn Health where she is an Assistant Professor.
This course is provided by Connecticut Hospital Association.