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Program Detail

Program Title

The Substance Use SBIRTmentorTM
Release Date: May-01-13
Credit Expiration Date: April-30-15


Leigh Fischer, MPH Brie Reimann, MPA

Credit Hours

3.0 Contact Hours


Online Presentation

Program Description

Welcome to the Substance Use SBIRTmentor™!

Like you, we understand that disease prevention and the reduction of harm related to substance use are integral to the practice of nursing – and that screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) of patients for substance use is becoming a critical part of today’s patient care.

With the Substance Use SBIRTmentor™ program, you will learn how to help improve patient outcomes by identifying substance use behaviors and determining a patient’s level of risk related to alcohol and other drug use.

You will also learn how to provide brief motivational interviewing about the health impact of substance use – and how to effectively refer a patient to treatment when appropriate.

See how the Substance Use SBIRTmentor™:
• Provides opportunity to earn 3 CE credits
• Lets you learn online, on your schedule, 24/7
• Simulates real-world situations and actions
• Applies evidence-based screening instruments
• Masters brief interventions

Click below to purchase the Substance Use SBIRTmentor™

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

All RNs, Advance Practice RNs, and RNs in all Specialty Areas, including Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses, Emergency Department Nurses, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, as well as other healthcare and behavioral health professionals involved in patient care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define SBIRT and identify the main components.
  2. Differentiate between the brief screen and the full screen.
  3. List four screening tools.
  4. Identify interventions necessary at defined risk levels.
  5. Describe the 4-step brief intervention process.
  6. Identify when MI principles are being used to ask for permission.
  7. Demonstrate methods of providing proper feedback.
  8. Demonstrate forming open-ended questions to elicit information from patients.
  9. Identify importance and confidence statements made by patients.
  10. Demonstrate using reflections, affirmations, and summaries during interventions.

11. Apply OARS to respond to readiness/confidence/importance ruler scores to enhance motivation or elicit more information.

12. Determine appropriate negotiating and advising techniques for patient autonomy in developing patient plans for change.

13. Identify when and how to discuss referral to treatment options.


All planners, faculty, presenters, authors, and content reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this education activity.

Credit Statements

Colorado Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Commercial Support Statements

This activity has no commercial support.


NOTE: Learners must complete the entire learning module and submit an evaluation to be awarded CNE contact hours. Instructions for proceeding to the evaluation will be provided at the conclusion of the module.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 1 GHz or Equivalent Processor • 1 GB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 • Mac OS X • iOS 5 or 6 • Linux • 1024x768 Monitor Resolution • Browsers: IE9+, Chrome 25+, Firefox 19+, Safari 5+ • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers/Headphones

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