Given the time and personnel challenges in most healthcare settings, workflow — the process by which clients interact with healthcare personnel to obtain services — is critical. To implement SBIRT into any healthcare setting successfully, providers need guidelines detailing how the workflow should look. In its efforts to make SBIRT a standard healthcare practice, CIHS provides tools, including workflow charts and diagrams, needed to implement SBIRT in various settings and for various health problems.
Standard Drink and Readiness for Change Chart, developed by NIAAA, provides detailed standard drink measurements, safe drinking guidelines, and a readiness to change “ruler.”
A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention is a detailed flowchart also created by NIAAA for alcohol screening and brief interventions.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Pocket Guide is a two-page guide created by the SBIRT Colorado project that provides information on brief screening questions, guidelines on problem drinking amounts, and brief intervention statements.
Alcohol Use: Reducing Risks is a tool created by the California SBIRT project that provide guidelines and resources clinicians can use with clients during brief interventions. This document also provides information on standard drink sizes, lists of short and long term effects of alcohol use and abuse, as well as activities to engage clients during brief interventions.
SBIRT Colorado Readiness for Change Pocket Card provides a ruler to assess clients’ confidence to make changes in alcohol use, as well as examples of statements that healthcare professionals can use to encourage clients to reduce their drinking.
Youth Screening Pocket Guide is condensed from the NIAAA Guide, Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide. It was produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics and provides an easy to use flow-chart of screening youth for alcohol related problems.
Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment: Strategies for Implementing SBIRT in Clinical Practices developed by HealthTeamWorks provides primary care administrators and clinicians with information and points of consideration for implementing any SBIRT process.
Colorado Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment is a full flowchart for the entire SBIRT process for both drugs and alcohol.
Physician Positive Alcohol Screen Flowchart for Alcohol and Drugs is a full flowchart for the entire SBIRT process for both drugs and alcohol that also includes a readiness for change ruler.
Brief Intervention Workflow Pocket Card, developed by SBIRT Colorado, provides decision guidelines for the brief intervention component of SBIRT.
Drug Use: Reducing Risks, a tool created by the California SBIRT project, provides guidelines and information for clinicians to provide to clients during brief interventions, including information on common drugs of abuse and activities to help engage clients during brief interventions.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workflow Chart is a flowchart of the entire SBIRT process for women of childbearing age.