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Tahoe Forest Hospital to host professional development training

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — This one-day training is free and is open to all interested staff from regional trauma centers, emergency departments, and primary health/mental health care centers, including: physicians, trauma program managers, nurses, nurse practitioners, health educators, injury prevention coordinators, medical social workers and other mental health professionals, substance use disorders treatment professionals, college- and university-based Student Assistance Program staff, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) staff.

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment are effective in a variety of settings. Its effectiveness has been proven particularly in hospital emergency departments and trauma centers treating individuals with alcohol-related injuries. SBIRT has also been shown to be effective in primary care settings, where it is incorporated into other routine medical assessments such as measuring blood pressure. A major focus of the day-long training is on a detailed review of key motivational interviewing concepts and principles that are tied to effective use of the FLO (Feedback: Listen and Understand; Options Explored) brief intervention.

Core clinical components

Brief intervention to raise awareness of risk and motivate change

Brief treatment for patients seeking help

Referral to treatment for patients with more serious substance use-related problems.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to describe the background and rationale for conduct-ing SBIRT in medical settings; define at least three key motivational interviewing principles and four MI micro-skills (O.A.R.S.); explain at least three screening procedures for identifying patients engaged in at-risk substance use behaviors; and utilize brief intervention strategies and MI techniques to motivate patients to change their at-risk behavior and/or seek treatment.

The training will be held Friday, May 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee in the Eskridge Lobby Conference Room. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the training will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with an hour lunch break.

Continuing education

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs is approved to provide six (6.0) continuing education credits/contact hours (CE/CEH) to psychologists, registered nurses, MFTs/LCSWs (CA BBS, PCE 2001), C.A.D.C.s (CFAAP/CAADAC, 2N-00-445-1113), C.A.T.C.s (CAADE, CP 20 903 C 0613), C.A.S.s (BCAS/CAARR, 5033), and R.A.S.s (Breining Institute, CEP0604111449-ULA-HE). UCLA ISAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for 6.0 contact hours.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

For questions or to sign up contact Charlottebullen@ucla.edu or call 310-267-5408.


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