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Expanded Roles and Responsibilities for Nurses in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Alcohol Use

Strobbe, Stephen PhD, RN, NP, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP; Perhats, Cydne MPH; Broyles, Lauren M. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/JAN.0b013e3182a6914f
Departments: Position Paper

Abstract: It is the position of the International Nurses Society on Addictions and the Emergency Nurses Association that nurses in all practice settings be prepared to deliver screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment, or SBIRT, to identify and effectively respond to alcohol use and related disorders across the lifespan.

Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, NP, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, and International Nurses Society on Addictions, Lenexa, Kansas.

Cydne Perhats, MPH, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association, Des Plaines, Illinois.

Lauren M. Broyles, PhD, RN, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

As an employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Broyles’ contributions to this material were partially the result of work supported with resources and the use of facilities at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA. The views expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government.

The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of this article.

Correspondence related to content to: Dr. Stephen Strobbe, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482. E-mail:

© 2013International Nurses Society on Addictions
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