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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Videos

What is acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease? An explainer video and poster for school staff

This brief overview of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is aimed at school staff, who are well placed to assist children aged 5-14 years, their families and communities to prevent and manage these conditions. Sore throats can lead to open heart surgery in high risk populations. We encourage all school staff to watch the video and download the poster for displaying around the school.

The journey of health and wellbeing - WA health video

The Journey of Health and Wellbeing animated video helps to promote understanding of Aboriginal people’s experience from colonisation to the present day.

The 10-minute animation shows how events of the past play out in the present and offers a framework of hope and equity.

This video has been produced by the Aboriginal Health Policy Directorate at the Department of Health Western Australia, in discussion with consultants, Mr Tim Muirhead and Mr Danny Ford. 

Raychelle McKenzie speaks on her work as a champion for RHDAustralia

After speaking at the NACCHO Members Conference held in Darwin 4-7 November 2019, Raychelle spoke with RHDAustralia about the work she's been doing as a champion in the Champions4Change program.

 

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

This video summarises 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.

Sydenham chorea - milkmaid grip #2

This video shows a sign of Sydenham chorea called ‘milkmaid’s grip’ or ‘milkmaid’s sign’. When the patient grasps the examiner’s fingers the rhythmic squeezing of the examiner’s fingers is visible.

Sydenham chorea - whole body

This video shows the purposeless, sometimes jerky movements of Sydenham chorea. The uncontrolled movements of limbs while lying on a stretcher are visible.

Sydenham chorea - milkmaid grip

This video shows a sign of Sydenham chorea called ‘milkmaid’s grip’, or ‘milkmaid’s sign’. When the patient grasps the examiner’s fingers the rhythmic squeezing of the examiner’s fingers is visible.

Sydenham chorea – spooning

This video shows a sign of Sydenham chorea called ‘spooning’. When the patient attempts to hold her hands out in front of her, flexion of the wrists and extension of the fingers is visible.

Michael's Story

This video follows the story of a 14 year old Aboriginal boy named Michael and his Aunty Mary. It contains information you should know if your child or family member has had an episode of acute rheumatic fever.

A message from Yalmay Yunupingu Yirrkala Community

Yalmay speaks in Yolngu language in this 2 minute Video about the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

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