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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia


QLD COVID-19 Resource for ARF and RHD patients

Stay healthy with Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) during COVID-19. Information for patients, parents or carers.

What is rheumatic fever? - Arabic language

An A4 flyer describing who can get rheumatic fever and how it affects the heart, translated into Arabic language.

Fevers and Joint Pains? A3 clinician poster

Poster to assist health professionals diagnose and treat suspected ARF cases

How can I Stop Rheumatic Fever? A3 client poster

How can I Stop Rhematic Fever? A3 size poster explaining how to prevent ARF.

What is Rheumatic Fever? Non-Indigenous/Generic

Poster explaining signs and symptoms of rheumatic fever and how you get it.

Co-designing Accessible Health Messages: Local Activities Support Local Goals

Poster presented at the 2018 CRANAplus Conference. Recent work (2018) in remote areas describes the requirements for co-creation of health education resources in an appropriate cultural context - achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for all in the prevention of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Guide to administering penicillin (BPG/Bicillin/LAB)

This poster contains a brief summary of things to think about when administering secondary prophylaxis.

Days at Risk Poster and Paper

Preventing acute rheumatic fever by using the "Days at Risk" concept. Each day that a person is overdue for their BPG injection, is a day they are at risk of ARF. This paper provides more detailed information on the "Days at Risk" concept. Recall at 28 days leads to late secondary prophylaxis as it often takes a number of days to find a client. Consideration could be given to changing routine recall to 21 days.

RHD in Pregnancy Poster - A3 size

There are two versions of this poster. One is for electronic distribution and has links embedded; perfect for emailing other clinics or distributing electronically. The other is for printing and putting on the wall of your clinic or ward. If you would like a high quality print, please contact us to discuss. The aim of these posters is to familiarise health professionals with RHD in pregnancy, the resources available, and some of the important considerations when assessing pregnant women who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait and/or Pacific Islander.

'Don't miss out on the things you love' RHD calendar | SA Health

Together with the Aboriginal community in South Australia, SA Health has developed a calendar to educate people about the importance of rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever through simple messages and testimonials from people across South Australia. The theme of the calendar is “Don't miss out on the things you love” which contains photos of people from across South Australia talking about why they look after their hearts and what they don't want to miss out on. On the other side of the calendar is information about rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease.