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Describe what we know about marijuana use from SBIRT implementation in Colorado;
Explore common beliefs about marijuana benefits and risks; and
Present ways to tailor brief interventions for marijuana use in youth and adults.
Presenter: Carolyn Swenson, MSPH, MSN, FNP, is a family nurse practitioner with additional training in public health. She works at HealthTeamWorks – a nonprofit organization focused on healthcare quality improvement where she coordinates clinical guideline development, and provides training on motivational interviewing, prevention, depression, childhood and adult obesity, tobacco and SBIRT (substance use screening and brief intervention). She is also a certified QPR suicide prevention trainer. Over the course of her career she has worked as a public health nurse on the Navajo Reservation, with migrant farm workers, in refugee healthcare in Africa, with immigrant survivors of torture, and coordinating population-based research in rural Colorado.
More information: http://hospitalsbirt.webs.com/biformarijuana.htm