Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CNE
  • Credit Amount: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 2, 2022
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2022
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s) , 30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)


Dianna D.  Inman Dianna D. Inman, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP, PMHS
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care Mental Health Specialist
Assistant Professor, Nursing, Graduate Program
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

SBIRT is an approach to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, SUD. It is a valuable strategy that is often underused in healthcare. The purpose of this activity is to illustrate the benefits of SBIRT and provide evidence-based therapies and support programs as well as discuss barriers to treatment.

Target Audience



  • Define SBIRT
  • Describe evidence that supports SBIRT's use
  • Illustrate the benefits of SBIRT use
  • Discuss why implementation of SBIRT for substance use and abuse is beneficial to the advanced practice nurse in clinical practice
  • Understand how screening results are used in brief intervention for substance use
  • Discuss the use of Motivational Interviewing to assist people that need referral to treatment for alcohol use disorder
  • Discuss evidence based therapies for the treatment of alcohol use disorder
  • Discuss support programs available for referral for alcohol use disorder
  • Discuss barriers to acceptance of treatment



In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-1094. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Faculty Disclosure

All faculty members participating in continuing education programs sponsored by the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. These presenters have nothing to disclose.



  1. Complete PreTest
  2. Review all avatar videos:
  3. Review SBIRT course lectures:  
  4. Complete PostTest
  5. Complete course evaluation
  6. Download certificate