Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) is an evidence-based approach to reducing patient alcohol use.
IRETA collaborated with The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing to develop alcohol SBI online training modules for nurses.
Collectively, the work group reviewed the components of alcohol SBI and found suitable material for the target audience. Material from the CDC publication Planning and implementing screening and brief intervention for risky alcohol use: A step-by-step guide for primary care practices was used as a starting point for adaptation.
IRETA created an online course about alcohol SBI with four core modules, six population-specific modules, and three role-specific modules. The course content was designed for both students of nursing and practicing licensed nurses.
- The core modules are titled “Alcohol SBI 101,” “FASD 101,” “Medication 101: The Impact of Alcohol,” and “Implementation Basics of Alcohol SBI.”
- The population-themed modules cover 18-20 year olds, people who may become pregnant, LGBTQ+ persons, veterans, people with other medical conditions, and older adults.
- The role-specific modules are designed for clinical nurse leaders, nurse administrators, and informatics specialists.
Sixteen nursing students piloted the modules, taking pre- and post-tests for evaluation purposes.