Workflow is the process by which clients/patients interact with healthcare personnel to obtain services. To implement SBIRT into any healthcare setting successfully, providers need guidelines detailing how the workflow should look. Below are some examples of Workflow charts, references and demonstration videos.

Sample Workflow Charts

Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment

This sample workflow chart was created by the SBIRT Colorado Project and is a full flowchart for the entire SBIRT process for both drugs and alcohol.

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment: Strategies for Implementing SBIRT in Clinical Practices

This sample workflow chart was  developed by HealthTeamWorks and provides primary care administrators and clinicians with information and points of consideration for implementing any SBIRT process.

Workflow References

Kaiser, D., Karuntzos, G., & Council, C. (2015). An examination of the workflow process of the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program. Addiction Science & Clinical practice, v. 10 (Suppl 1).

Kaiser, D. &  Karuntzos, G. (2016). An Examination of the Workflow Processes of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Program in Health Care Settings. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 60, 21-26.

Workflow Video Demonstrations

SBIRT Clinic Workflow

This video created by the SBIRT Oregon Project demonstrates how SBIRT processes can be carried out in a primary care clinic without a behavioral health specialist.

SBIRT Clinic Workflow with a Behavioral Health Specialist

This video created by the SBIRT Oregon Project demonstrates how SBIRT processes can be carried out in a primary care clinic with a behavioral health specialist.

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