(Est time: 1.5 hrs) This module utilizes an emphasis on alcohol to briefly introduce substance use screening tools and guidelines, as well as several opportunities for learners to practice their screening skills. Additionally, learners will be introduced to basic motivational interviewing techniques for primary care, techniques that have been used effectively to motivate people with alcohol and other substance abuse problems to change their behavior.
Goal: The learner will be able to accurately screen for and identify hazardous substance use and direct patients with substance use problems to an appropriate level of care. The learner will also be able to create and implement a brief intervention and education tailored to patients with substance use problems.
Employ motivational interviewing techniques to develop rapport and help motivate the patient
Select appropriate screening tools and intervention techniques for hazardous substance use problems based on patient history and characteristics
Analyze and interpret substance use screening results
Implement a brief intervention that is tailored to the patient and the severity of the substance use problem
Triage patients to the appropriate level of care within your practice
Provide the patient with education and resources needed
0 of 1 required module completed; there are no optional modules