How can nurses identify and help patients with use, mis-use, and dependency for drugs and alcohol?
This module is intended to educate professional nurses in the knowledge and clinical application of screening, assessment, and brief intervention for the identification of use, mis-use, or dependency on drugs and alcohol.
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:
- Compare and contrast alcohol and other drug (AOD) use as it relates to the continuum of use, abuse, and dependency.
- State the principles of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) process.