About Us

Funding

SBIRTTraining.com was developed by Clinical Tools, Inc (CTI) with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Contract #HHSN271200800038C). We gratefully acknowledge this support which was the sole funding source for this project's development.

Program Goal

The learner will be able to appropriately screen for and identify substance abuse, plan and implement a tailored brief intervention, and will apply the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approach to substance abuse problems by individualizing these clinical skills to different patients. The learner will be able to improve care management and referral skills for patients with relatively more severe substance use problems and improve follow-up and brief treatment skills for patients with substance use problems. The learner will apply all SBIRT clinical skills learned in several simulated cases with a variety of substance use problems.

Program Description

This program provides training for health professionals in each step of the SBIRT approach to substance use problems for health professionals. Content was developed based on a review of the relevant literature and review by experts in substance use disorders and clinical practice. Resources needed to support these clinical skills are also provided within the course as well as in a searchable Resource Center.

Our vision for continuing health professional development (CHPD) is to provide unbiased clinical training that improves competency and has an actual impact. Through the use of case vignettes, health professionals are trained and guided to use the training to take action in their practice toward changes and improvement that lead to improved patient outcomes. The program is developed entirely without industry funding; we include the full range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for a broadly defined medical topic with no bias toward individual solutions. Our CHPD programs are built upon a coherent model emphasizing a practice gap related to knowledge, competence, performance, or anticipated patient outcomes. Skills training is emphasized over knowledge, although knowledge is provided where it is needed to support training to address documented practice gaps.

No Industry Support

All materials on this website were developed in an industry fund freeenvironment. No industry funding, grant or otherwise, was used to create this website or these educational activities.

Program Impact

SBIRTTraining.com is designed to positively impact patient outcomes in the realm of substance use by providing an effective training in SBIRT skills for healthcare providers. In addition to providing the knowledge and skills needed, the program provides the opportunity to practice skills learned through interactive case vignettes. The learner will be able to appropriately screen for and identify substance abuse, plan and implement a tailored brief intervention, and will apply the SBIRT approach to substance abuse problems by individualizing these clinical skills to different patients.The learner will be able to improve care management and referral skills for patients with relatively more severe substance use problems and improve follow-up and brief treatment skills for patients with substance use problems. The learner will apply all SBIRT clinical skills learned in several simulated cases with a variety of substance use problems. Our program highlights ways to collaborate and communicate effectively with patients using a patient-centered approach, including information sharing, respect, support, and patient empowerment.

Developed by:

Clinical Tools, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Clinical Tools, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Summative Evaluation Results

The Summative Evaluation results summary showed significant improvements in Knowledge and Clinical Skills and high Ratings for Satisfaction and Educational Value in Improving Knowledge and Competency. (Full research results)

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the numerous individuals who participated in the project's formative stage development, and to those who send us comments and feedback about the site.

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Clinical Tools, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

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