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kmxk140 kmxk140 (New) New

Specializes in ER x 29 yrs. Has 32 years experience.

Our mgr is considering starting SBIRT in our dept. Do you use it in your ER and how do you feel about it?

Thanks

Kevin

ObtundedRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

What is SBIRT?

kmxk140

Specializes in ER x 29 yrs. Has 32 years experience.

screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment basically an assesment tool to see if drug/etoh users are abusers in need of intervention.

[color=#0e774a]sbirt.samhsa.gov/

Tonjia

Specializes in Trauma/ED, SANE/FNE, LNC. Has 16 years experience.

We use an SBIRT professional, and sometimes the patients think he is interfering with their care. We even had a patients husband call and complain about a HIPAA violation because the SBIRT professional was asking questions of his wife...:uhoh3: