Free Training

SBIRT

Confronting addiction is hard and coming up with a way to approach the situation is not easy. But there is help. SBIRT gives you the tools to help get your patient on the safe path for free! In this continuous, online CME program, providers will learn how to use SBIRT in their daily practices.

Our SBIRT training is a free, 3-hour, online self-paced course. Students take part in an interactive orientation on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use), applying their learning through case scenarios, and quizzes to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities in using SBIRT with patients. Get your free training credits today.

Please use our video for instructions on how to help. Sign up for our referral program and receive some great benefits.

Free Training

SBIRT

Confronting addiction is hard and coming up with a way to approach the situation is not easy. But there is help. SBIRT gives you the tools to help get your patient on the safe path for free! In this continuous, online CME program, providers will learn how to use SBIRT in their daily practices.

Our SBIRT training is a free, 3-hour, online self-paced course. Students take part in an interactive orientation on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use), applying their learning through case scenarios, and quizzes to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities in using SBIRT with patients. Get your free training credits today.

Please use our video for instructions on how to help. Sign up for our referral program and receive some great benefits.

Course Outline

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment - SBIRT
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What is SBIRT, and What are The Steps?

SBIRT is a comprehensive, public health initiative to start early intervention and treatment services for people with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more consequences occur.

Screening assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the correct level of treatment. Brief intervention focuses on bringing increased insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change. Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more treatment with access to specialty care.

Having completed the SBIRT training course allows you to bill for the SBIRT CPT codes that is reimbursed by most private insurance, Medicare and Utah Medicaid.

Intended Audience

Continuing Medical Education

“The University of Utah School of Medicine’s CME office (UUCME) supports lifelong learning and quality improvement for University of Utah faculty, AND ALL community physicians and healthcare professionals, serving as a critical element in the University of Utah’s continuum of medical education.” -UUCME Office

SBIRT is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing medical education credit. For controlled substance prescribers, you must claim CME credit at the end of the course to receive the DOPL required certificate of completion.

Other leaners need to check with their regulatory groups regarding allowed credit.

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Free Online Course for Providers

The University of Utah aims to reduce the impact of substance use disorders in Utah by increasing the capacity of health care providers to screen, briefly intervene, and refer to treatment individuals with substance use.

Subject Matter Experts

Rebeca Wilson

Rebeca Wilson

PhD, RN
Dr. Melissa Chang

Melissa Cheng

MD, MPH
Dr. Glen Hanson

Glen Hanson

DDS, PhD
Dr. Katherine Fortenberry

Katherine Fortenberry

PhD