SBIRT.ClinicalEncounters.com provides skills training for Primary Care Physicians.
SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment. It is an approach to screening and early intervention for substance use disorders and people at risk for developing substance use disorders. SBIRT emphasizes combined effort of screening and treatment services as part of a cooperative system of early intervention.
As many as 20% of primary care patients have substance use problems and primary care physicians could have a significant impact on their problems through providing screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) (Mersy, 2003). However, the reality is that few PCPs are routinely providing substance use screening and even fewer provide an intervention with their patients (Roche and Freeman, 2004; D’Amico et al., 2005). One reason is lack of adequate training (McLellan et al., 2000; Miller et al., 2001). Training needs to go beyond providing knowledge of clinical skills; it must provide an opportunity to integrate the knowledge through practice of newly learned skills (Butzlaff et al., 2004).
Our website will increase the frequency with which primary care physicians screen for substance use problems, provide a brief intervention, and make a referral to treatment when appropriate. This will be achieved by expanding upon the experiences of successful SBIRT and similar programs and the latest evidence to create a state of the art website that provides training to primary care physicians to enhance their skills in screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance abuse. The website will also provide resources and networking opportunities to support their integration of SBIRT for substance abuse into their practices. Because the training is web-based, it will be scalable for any group size from the individual provider to whole organizations and can be easily deployed in a manner convenient to the busy schedule of most PCPs.
- Clinicians who need more information and training on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.
- Primary Care Physicians
- Resident Physicians who work in primary care
Clinical Tools will not share your personal information with any third parties. However, if taking one of our modules is part of your required coursework, your measurement data (e.g.pre/post tests) will be reported to your professor upon their request.
On our About Us page, there is a brief overview of CTI, as well as a link to our corporate site.
We have migrated all our NP/PA training to Bup.ClinicalEncounters.com. You can continue your training at that site.
Using the Site
If you are a returning user, please refer to our Returning Users page for answers to all your questions.
On the Homepage, select the activity that applies to you. If there is a cost associated with the activity, you can choose to either “Buy for Individual” or you can look at the Group Options available.
If you start the activity and are not satisfied for any reason, we will refund your training fee within 60 days of the original payment. Refunds will be in the original form of payment. After 60 days we are unable to offer a refund. If you complete the activity, we will not issue a refund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests or questions.
Credits vary by module. Users will receive a set amount of CME credit hours upon completing the activity.
On Your Activities page you can see all activities you are currently enrolled in. If you have earned a certificate for the activity, a blue certificate icon will appear at the bottom next to the number of hours. Clicking on the relevant activity will take you to the activity progress page where you can find links to your earned certificates. You can also find your certificate on the “My Activities” page beneath your username in the upper right-hand corner of the site.
Please contact us to request a copy. It helps if you can provide the username or email you used and the list of activities for which you need certificates for.
Clinical Tools includes multiple measures in our modules to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and intended behavior. We track this data for all users to assess the impact of our online curriculum.
If you’ve forgotten your password, you can request to have it changed. Enter in the email for your account and you will receive a link to change your password.
If you wish to review content or you completed the program prior to 6/1/18 and need a copy of your certificate, please contact us or refer to our Returning Users page for answers to all your other questions.
You will need to set up a new account if you are coming from our previous site (BupPractice.com, SBIRTTraining.com, or OpioidRisk.com). If you would like to restore previous progress, please contact us. Please refer to our Returning Users page for answers to all your other questions.
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