I’m stuck on a Nursing question and need an explanation.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice intervention used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model was incited by an Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation that called for community-based screening for health-risk behaviors. The purpose of this assignment is to integrate SBIRT into nursing practice to help stimulate positive change at the individual and population-focused level of care.

Background information

SBIRT consists of three major components.

1. Screening—A healthcare professional assesses a patient for concerning behaviors using standardized screening tools. Screening can occur in any healthcare setting.

2. Brief Intervention—A healthcare professional engages a patient in a short conversation, providing feedback and advice regarding concerning behaviors.

3. Referral to Treatment—A healthcare professional provides a referral to resources and/or treatment options and additional services available (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], n.d.)


SBIRT Education. (n.d.). Overview of screening, assessment and brief intervention: A nursing response to the full spectrum of substance abuse retrieved from https://hospitalsbirt.webs.com/nursingsbirt.htm. Here is the direct link: Intervention and Nursing Response article (Links to an external site.)

Choose “Watch On-Demand Recording”, Start at minute 9:08/slide 12 and end at 1 hr 27 sec (slide 80)

Or you may go directly to the YouTube video: YouTube Video for Intervention and Nursing Response (Links to an external site.) .

Use this BNI checklist for the role play at the end: BNI Checklist (Links to an external site.) SBIRT Education. (n.d.). Brief negotiated interview checklist [PDF Document]. Retrieved from https://hospitalsbirt.webs.com/nursingsbirt.htm

Nicotine (all tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems)


Drug use (addictive prescription or illicit)

§You must be specific to which drug you are choosing


Below are the requirements needed for successful completion of the SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment presentation.