West Virginia School Based Health Center Staff and School Nurses are invited to register for a free 3-part webinar on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)— Thursday, February 14, 2013, as well as February 28 and March 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m
Do you need substance abuse training to meet your licensure requirements or are you interested in learning more? If so, join us for a series of WebEx’s on SBIRT and Substance Abuse. Participants will learn about substance misuse and the basic component of SBIRT as an evidenced based model during the first SBIRT WebEx.
Recently the RN news magazine provided information on newly mandated 3 hours of continuing education related to substance misuse. This requirement is part of the Governor’s Bill on Substance Abuse – Senate Bill 437. The deadline for the 3 hours of CE is October 31, 2013.
This training is geared towards school nurses and school-based health center staff and will be offered only via WebEx (no conference call lines will be available). The Webinar is FREE but you must register in advance. We are limited to the first 100 WebEx participants, so please register early and try to plan for group access when able. The Webinars will be recorded for scheduling convenience. Nurses are encouraged to become fully trained in SBIRT with the 3 Webinarsto fully meet the WV RN Board requirements for CEUs. Yes, this means you will have 3 nursing contact hours towards substance abuse, but the full SBIRT training is a true value for nurses working within the school setting.
This event is coordinated by the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools and Marshall University School Health Technical Assistance Center.