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Health Service Executive. (2020) Clinical guidelines for opioid substitute treatment. Guidance document for OST in the hospital setting. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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Appropriate policies and standard operating procedures for the provision of in-patient Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is paramount to patient safety when treating a person with an opioid dependency (prescribed or unprescribed).

In December 2016 the HSE launched a Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) in conjunction with the College of Psychiatry of Ireland, the Irish College of General Practitioners and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

Following this publication, it became apparent there are specific in-patient aspects to the prescribing and dispensing of OST that would usefully be compiled for the hospital setting. his document provides links to relevant sections of the OST Guideline with ancillary information for the in-patient setting.

Date:March 2020
Pages:36 p.
Publisher:Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators:Health Service Executive
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Related URLs:
Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Methadone
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Hospital
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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