Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) as an integral part of nursing practice

Deborah S. Finnell, Shahrzad Nowzari, Brie Reimann, Leigh Fischer, Elizabeth Pace, Eric Goplerud

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Abstract

Substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) should be an integral part of the scope of nursing practice. This commentary is an appeal for nurses to advance their knowledge and competencies related to SBIRT. The question of how to move SBIRT into the mainstream of nursing practice was posed to several leaders of federal agencies, health care and nursing organizations, nurse educators, and nurse leaders. The authors provide recommendations for moving this set of clinical strategies (i.e., SBIRT) into day-to-day nursing practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2014

Keywords

  • Nursing practice
  • screening
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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