Testing a nurse-led intervention at hospital admission for treatment of persons with substance-use disorders

The Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative was designed to provide funding for interdisciplinary studies that address critical gaps in what is known about nursing quality and for the synthesis, translation, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders.An alarming one in four hospital admissions are related to substance abuse. Because of the prevalence, health risks to society and strong evidence of effectiveness and efficacy, this study will test implementation of a nursing intervention using substance use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in an acute hospital setting. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons at risk or with substance use disorders. Results of the study will move us toward learning how to implement sustainable evidence-based behavioral practices that have significant effects on quality of care outcomes.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 9/9/2010

Time frame: 11/1/2010 - 4/30/2012

Grant Number: 68222


University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Research and Development

620 West Lexington Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, 21201-1508


Robin J. Newhouse
Project Director