Send to

Choose Destination
J Trauma Nurs. 2013 Jan-Mar;20(1):16-23. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0b013e3182866221.

Implementation of a screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program using the electronic medical record in a pediatric trauma center.

Author information

Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA.


The purpose of this project was to develop and implement a consistent process for (1) screening adolescents by history for alcohol and substance abuse and (2) providing a motivational interview for change and appropriate referrals as needed. In the 18 months since we implemented the program, 534 patients were eligible for screening. Of these, 442 actually underwent screening and of these, 32 screened positive, thus receiving a brief intervention by social work and referral for further treatment. Use of the electronic medical record was key to the implementation and sustainability of this project.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center