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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Prevention of ARF and RHD module

*PLEASE NOTE - The new RHDAustralia e-learning system was activated 6 October 2020. ALL users will be required to register a new account here. (Please check your junk mail if you do not receive an activation email)

About the Prevention of ARF and RHD Module

Begin Prevention Module

Time to complete: approximately 30 minutes

This program is designed for health care workers who require an introductory knowledge of the prevention of ARF and RHD. More information is available in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, 3rd edition.

The learning objectives are to:

  • identify the social determinants of health
  • define primordial prevention of ARF and RHD
  • describe best practice for primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever
  • This module provides an overview of the different injection sites for Bicillin LA for people with a history of acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease.

To gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a statement of completion, the program must be completed. Each module contained in this program is designed to be completed in the order they are presented.  Modules vary in length. Once enrolled in a program, you can leave and come back any time to where you left off.

On completion of this learning program, you will be eligible for CPD recognition from:

  • National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

If you prefer to access videos shown the modules without completing a program you can access these on the RHDAustralia resources website page or our YouTube channel.

Please note: Pictures in these videos have been very kindly shared  for educational use by many people and programs around Australia. The videos in this e-learning program may contain pictures of people who have died.

Acknowledgements: Environmental Health departments in WA Country Health Service, Pika Wiya (South Australia) and Miwatj (NT) provided feedback used to develop the primordial prevention video.

Social determinants of health video made available by Dr Ranil Appuhamy (FAFPHM, AFHEA, MBChB, MIPH, BSc, DTMH, GradCert (Epi)), Public Health Physician/Founder, Public Health Academy

RHDAustralia resource development committee generously provided feedback and resources used in the development of this program.



Last Updated 
17 December 2020
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