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  • Norsk tittel - The Norwegian national clinical guideline on pregnancies in opioid maintainance treatment (OMT) and the follow-up of the child and the familily untill the child starts school
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  • Publikasjonsdato - 02.05.2011
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The Norwegian National Clinical Guideline on Pregnancies in Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT) and the follow-up of the child and the family untill the child starts school

Published by the Norwegian Directorate of Health in May 2011

The final translation from Norwegian to English is done in January 2013 by Gabrielle Welle-Strand, who also chaired the guideline developing group.

Some words needing explanation

Well-baby clinic -all Norwegian families attend these clinic regularly from the child is born until 4 years of age. The attendance is close to 100 %.

Health care nurse – this nurse constitutes the main profession in the Well-baby clinics. Doctors will be at the clinic some hours per week.

Coordinating team – in principle there should be such a team for each patient in OMT. The main participants are the patient, the GP and the social service. Other professionals take part in the team depending on the needs of the individual patient.

IST – interdisciplinary specialist treatment system – the Norwegian specialist health care system for patients with substance use problems

OMT – opioid maintenance treatment

The aim

The aim of the guideline is to give the family a respectful and individualized tailored, knowledge-based and safe follow-up from the professionals to ensure optimal development and safe home conditions for the child and the family. This can be secured by:

  • Ensuring that the children receive the follow-up they need, so that any unwanted development can be discovered and given proper attention as early as possible
  • To ensure individually tailored follow-up based on the condition of the child, the resources and socioeconomic situation in the family and the local health and social follow-up system
  • To give the parents the necessary competence and help
  • That the families are treated in a respectful and professional way
  • As far as possible strive to have continuity and stability in the professional following-up each family so that as few professionals as possible is involved in a given family
  • The follow-up should not add to the burden of the family
  • The ensure the economic and social situation of the family and also the financing of any necessary measurements as placements in institutions
  • To focus on the social network of the family and if necessary take measures to strengthen it