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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

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Clinician and Patient Bookmarks with resources

We have two bookmarks available for order from our Darwin office. They are perfect for handing out to clinicians and/or patients. The first bookmark is for clinicians and features a QR code which quickly links to the ARF Diagnosis and Guideline App while the back contains information on our free e-learning modules. The second bookmark is for patients and features a QR code to quickly link the Treatment Tracker App, which is an app to remind people when their injections are due. The back features a link to our resources page and highlights the 'Sharing a Heartbeat' short film.

Information for clinicians in Queensland

ARF can lead to rheumatic heart disease, disability, open heart surgery and death. ARF and RHD are prevalent in children and young adults in Queensland. They are caused by Strep A (Streptococcus pyogenes) infection of the throat and skin. Clinical differentiation and management of viral and bacterial pharyngitis is specialised in high risk groups in communities with very high rates of Strep A infection. High risk populations include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Maoris, refugees, migrants from developing countries and Pacific Islander populations.

Resource flyer with links

This interactive PDF contains information and links to our free ARF diagnosis app, free treatment tracker app, short films, and free elearning modules. Great for sending in an email to anyone you think may be interested in utilising these resources.

Information for General Practitioners (GPs), Nurses and Health Practitioners in the NT

ARF can lead to rheumatic heart disease, disability, open heart surgery and death, especially when recurrent episodes occur. ARF and RHD are prevalent in children and young adults in the Northern Territory. They are caused by Strep A (Streptococcus pyogenes) infection of the throat and skin. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations are at high risk, but also consider the diagnosis in other population groups including migrants and Pacific Islanders. The management of pharyngitis and skin sores is different in the Northern Territory.

NSW ARF/RHD and RHD Register Factsheet

This easily understandable factsheet provides a brief overview on the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Secondary prophylaxis delivery - lessons learnt

A summary of what research has shown about secondary prophylaxis delivery. From Telethon Kids Institute, ENDRHD CRE

South Australia ARF & RHD Infographic 2018

Key figures and statistics on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in South Australia. Developed in conjunction with SA Health and RHDAustralia.

Healthy Skin Story: Scabies, skin sores and tinea

What is scabies, how do you get scabies, how do I know if I've got scabies, crusted scabies, what should I do, getting rid of scabies, what causes skin sores, what should I do, what is tinea, what should I do,

What can I do to stop rheumatic fever?

Cartoon style flyer depicting actions to prevent rheumatic fever, including washing hands, brushing teeth and showering

What is Rheumatic Fever? - generic

An A4 flyer describing who can get rheumatic fever and how it affects the heart.

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