Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), is a simple, effective, and low cost public health approach to increase patient awareness of the health risks associated with alcohol, and illicit and prescription drug misuse. The SBIRT system identifies at-risk patients and uses motivational interviewing strategies to support patient efforts to develop healthier behaviors. This course will discuss the value of using SBIRT in the pharmacy and equips pharmacists in utilizing the approach with patients.
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Discuss the value of using the SBIRT program to reduce patient health risks.
2. Describe each step of the SBIRT system.
3. Explain how the SBIRT system can be implemented in pharmacy practice.
Kay Brooks, M.Ed., RPh
Associate Director of IPPE
UGA College of Pharmacy
Dr. Brooks does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education activity.
CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To obtain 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.1 CEU), participants must participate in the activity using a reliable high speed internet connection, and then logon to the CEI website (www.CEImpact.com) to complete the exam* and evaluation located in My Profile. Once successfully completed, click on Submit CPE. You can access your CPE statement of credit at www.MyCPEMonitor.net. Participants will view the presentation on their screen while listening to audio through computer speakers; telephone access also available if needed.
*CEI provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. If there are two failed attempts, the participant will not receive CPE credit.
Financial Support: There was no financial support provided for this activity.
Activity Fee: An activity fee of $10.00 will be assessed for grading the exam instrument and issuing the CE Statement of Credit.