Clinical Encounters: Alcohol
Alice Lee: Alcohol Use Screening in Primary Care
0.5 out of 2.5 hrs
Goals: This case simulation will train you to identify excess alcohol use by a patient being seen for another concern, assess severity of the problem, and provide appropriate interventions.
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What skills are taught? This case will prepare you to:
- Determine when alcohol use is contributing to symptoms of another medical problem.
- Use development of rapport, persistence, empathy, and objective measures to breakthrough patient denial about excessive alcohol use.
- Facilitate patient insight into severity of alcohol use problem.
- Provide a brief intervention for a patient with early, mild alcohol use disorder, according to the patient’s individual needs.