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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Guidelines/Protocols

Summary of Changes - 2020 Guideline for ARF and RHD

This five minute video highlights some of the important changes in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). Made for people already familiar with the previous edition (2nd edition).

Pathway of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This poster highlights the pathway from group A streptococcal infection to acute rheumatic fever to rheumatic heart disease. An earlier version of this poster was presented by RHDAustralia at the Australian Primary Health Nurses Conference in Adelaide, 4-6th April 2019. 

Educator tools - Priorities in managing ARF in the acute setting

Table 7.2 Priorities in managing ARF in the acute settings (A3 size)

This table from the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD (3rd edition) can be downloaded and used to support health workforce education.

Detailed overview of changes - 2020 Guideline for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This 16-minute video includes a detailed overview of the important changes presented in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). The 2020 guideline replaces the 2nd edition which was released by RHDAustralia in 2012.

Summary of Changes - 2020 Guideline for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This short video includes a summary of the important changes presented in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). The 2020 guideline replaces the 2nd edition which was released by RHDAustralia in 2012.

The 2020 guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition)

The Australian 2020 guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) was written by content experts and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory group, and developed in collaboration with and endorsed by, key stakeholders. It provides best practice guidance for culturally safe care for people living with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Educator tools – Recommended duration of secondary prophylaxis

Table 10.2 Recommended duration of secondary prophylaxis (A3 size) 

This table from the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) can be downloaded and used to support health workforce education.

Educator tools – Referral algorithm for pregnant women with RHD

Figure 12.1 Care pathways and referral algorithm for pregnant women with RHD (A3 size)

This table from the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) can be downloaded and used to support health workforce education.

Educator tools – Priority classification of RHD and recommended follow-up

Table 11.2 Priority classification of RHD and the recommended follow up (A3 size)

This table from the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition) can be downloaded and used to support health workforce education.

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