Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment paper 09/01/2018 Purpose Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice intervention used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on substances such as tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model was incited by an Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation that called for community-based screening for health risk behaviors.

integrate SBIRT into nursing practice to help stimulate positive change at the individual and population focused level of care. Course Outcomes This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes (COs). • CO3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (PO 4, 8) • CO4: Evaluate the delivery of care for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines. (PO1) Background information SBIRT consists of three major components. 1. Screening—A healthcare professional assesses a patient for concerning behaviors using standardized screening tools. Screening can occur in any healthcare setting. 2. Brief Intervention—A healthcare professional engages a patient in a short conversation, providing feedback and advice regarding concerning behaviors. 3. Referral to Treatment—A healthcare professional provides a referral to resources and/or treatment options and additional services available (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], n.d.) Directions 2. Next, choose one addiction or problem to focus on for this assignment from the options below. o Tobacco use o Opioid abuse 3. You are required to use one of the problems listed above, or you will earn a “0” for the assignment. In addition, assignments that do not follow the current guidelines or use the required forms or templates will be evaluated for evidence of an academic integrity violation. After the due date, there will be no opportunity for revision or resubmission of assignments that have been uploaded to the submission area. It is your responsibility to submit the correct assignment to the correct submission area. 4. After you have chosen the addiction/problem, you are to research SBIRT training specific to that problem/addition. Before starting to work on the paper, it is vital you understand how SBIRT is used with that particular addiction/problem. You must find at least two scholarly resources (other than readings assigned in the course) and one video resource. Search YouTube for one SBIRT training video from a reputable source that shows a provider using SBIRT with a patient. Watch this video so that you understand the steps of SBIRT.

 

 

 

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