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. The purpose of this assignment is to integrate SBIRT into nursing practice to help stimulate positive change at the individual and population-focused level of care.
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. (PO4, PO8)
- CO4: Evaluate the delivery of care for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines. (PO1)
Submit your completed SBIRT presentation by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 6.
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.)
- Prior to starting the presentation, you are to read the assigned training.
SBIRT Education. (n.d.). Overview of screening, assessment and brief intervention: A nursing response to the full spectrum of substance abuse retrieved from https://hospitalsbirt.webs.com/nursingsbirt.htm. Here is the direct link: Intervention and Nursing Response article (Links to an external site.)
- Choose “Watch On-Demand Recording”
- Start at minute 9:08/slide 12 and end at 1 hr 27 sec (slide 80)
Or you may go directly to the YouTube video:
SBIRT Education. (2015, May 10). Overview of SBIRT: A nursing response to the full spectrum of substance use [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZvCQUmN8c. Here is the direct link: YouTube Video for Intervention and Nursing Response (Links to an external site.)
Use this BNI checklist for the role play at the end: BNI Checklist (Links to an external site.) SBIRT Education. (n.d.). Brief negotiated interview checklist [PDF Document]. Retrieved from https://hospitalsbirt.webs.com/nursingsbirt.htm
You are encouraged to review the assignment tutorial found at the end of the Academic Integrity Reminder.
- Next, choose one addiction or problem to focus on for this assignment from the options below.
- Drug use (addictive prescription or illicit)
- You must be specific to which drug you are choosing