Web-based SBIRT Training Curriculum for Primary Care Providers: Improving Physicians’ Competence in Addiction Through Online Training

Apr 15, 2011

ASAM Med-SCI conference; Washington, DC.

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Many primary care providers (PCPs) do not practice SBIRT routinely with their patients. The authors are developing online skills training and CME utilizing Standardized Patients (SP) and Web 2.0 interaction between learners and teachers. With funding from NIDA (Contract ##HHSN271200900036C) we are creating a web-based training program for primary care providers that builds skills in substance abuse screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). The primary focus is on alcohol and tobacco – other substances of abuse are also included. Each module will include in-text case studies with clinical decision-making and live-chat interviews. Before writing the module content we created a development plan that includes: module title, goal, practice gap, educational objectives, corresponding best practice guidelines, and brief outlines of the case studies and standardized patients to be featured in the module.


Reference: Tanner T. Bradley; Metcalf M; Rossie K; Wilhelm S. Web-based SBIRT Training Curriculum for Primary Care Providers: Improving Physicians’ Competence in Addiction Through Online Training. ASAM Med-SCI conference; 2011 April 15; Washington, DC.

More info on the authors: Brad TannerMary MetcalfKaren Rossie