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Infective Endocarditis A3 Poster

Waiting room poster, designed for dental clinics, to alert patients with a heart condition to alert their dental professional

Infective Endocarditis Information and wallet card

The wallet card informs the at-risk patients as well as their dental professionals that there may be a need for IE prophylaxis prior to procedures such as dental extractions. Even if the patient is already receiving secondary antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent ARF recurrence, they will still need IE prophylaxis prior to certain invasive procedures. The cards, together with the A3 posters announcing the existence of the cards, were developed collaboratively between the Cairns & Hinterland HHS Oral Health Services, Cardiac Services and the statewide Rheumatic Heart Disease Program, Queensla

Rheumatic valve disease New Zealand perspective

Powerpoint presentation delivered at RHDAustralia Evening Symposium, Brisbane, 22nd March 2016 by Dr. Adam El Gamel (Clinical Director Cardiac Surgery at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, NZ and Associate Professor at Auckland University). This is an overview of RHD and cardiac surgery, including surgical considerations, tissue vs mechanical valves.

Tools for implementing rheumatic heart disease control programmes: TIPS Handbook

The TIPS Handbook provides a resource for people and places contemplating a rheumatic heart disease control programme. The collation of decades of implementation experience from around the world provides a solid foundation for customised programme development. TIPS presents a simple overview of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and opportunities for intervention, alongside a priority based framework for programme delivery. The resource is intended to support the description, development and delivery of rheumatic heart disease control programmes.

Tools for implementing rheumatic heart disease control programmes: 'Quick TIPS'.

The Quick TIPS guide provides a resource for people and places contemplating a rheumatic heart disease control programme. The collation of decades of implementation experience from around the world provides a solid foundation for customised programme development. TIPS presents a simple overview of acute rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, and opportunities for intervention, alongside a priority based framework for programme delivery.

Important Health Message: prevention of rheumatic heart disease: English

This short film carries important health warnings and information about preventing acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Please share it with appropriate communities in Australia. Key messages for communities and families about the impact of acute rheumatic fever: people with rheumatic fever need penicillin in their body all the time to kill any strep germs and prevent heart damage; to prevent rheumatic fever; wash your hands; keep a clean house to keep the Strep germ away; and treat skin sores and sore throats.

Stop Sore Throats Hurting Hearts Campaign | New Zealand

Health Promotion Awareness in New Zealand is working with the Ministry of Health rheumatic fever prevention programme to raise awareness among parents, families and caregivers of school children within high risk communities about the importance of getting sore throats checked and treated as quickly as possible to prevent rheumatic fever. The website contains information about: All about sore throats; What is the treatment for strep throat? How does strep throat spread?

Take Heart: The quest to rid the world of Rheumatic Heart Disease (Official Teaser)

Take Heart is a moving picture advocacy project designed to put rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on the global media and public health agendas. This is the official teaser for a full length feature released in 2016. It shows Eddie going to hospital for heart surgery.

Quick reference guide 7: Rheumatic heart disease control programs

This chapter from the quick reference guide focuses on secondary prophylaxis of ARF. In someone who is known to have had ARF, secondary prophylaxis is the only RHD control strategy shown to be effective and cost-effective at both individual and population levels. Effective RHD management involves regular clinical follow up, with specialist review and echocardiography. (Information derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd ed))

Quick reference guide 6: Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy

This chapter from the quick reference guide focuses on assessment and managment of patients with known rheumatic valvular disease before pregnancy. Discussion regarding fertility planning should be undertaken with all women with more than mild valvular disease, even if immediate pregnancy is not planned. Information derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edn).

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