Gonzalez, Yovan DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Kozachik, Sharon L. PhD, RN, FAAN; Finnell, Deborah S. DNS, RN, CARN-AP, FAAN
October/December 2020, Volume 35, Issue 4; Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 35(4):353-358, October/December 2020
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use has an impact on morbidity and mortality and on health care cost. In this project, nurses in ambulatory care completed an online self-paced program focusing on alcohol and drug use screening, motivational interviewing, and referral to specialty treatment. Postintervention knowledge scores increased. Facilitator and barrier themes included time, education, resources, receptivity, and interprofessional collaboration. The SBIRT online program was feasible for nurses to complete during work hours and resulted in increased SBIRT-related knowledge.