Public Health England have announced the launch of a dedicated e-learning training resource for dental teams: Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) for Dental Teams.
This Alcohol IBA CPD e-learning will give dental professionals the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver ‘simple brief advice’ on alcohol consumption to their patients. The modules give the skills to use a simple screening test (AUDIT-C) and brief advice based on the patient’s screening results. The training has been designed to enable Alcohol IBA for Dental Teams to be undertaken in only take a few minutes and is aligned to Section 8 ‘Alcohol misuse and oral health’ within Delivering Better Oral Health
The dental team’s involvement in Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) is developing. Research has shown that dental teams have a low confidence to talk to patients about alcohol without training. The good news is that research shows undertaking training on alcohol brief advice alongside using appropriate tools increases confidence levels.
Access the training here:
Alcohol Learning Centre (open access): http://www.alcohollearningcentre.org.uk/eLearning/IBA/
e-Learning for Healthcare (requires login): http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/alcohol/.