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Social Determinants of Health - Prevention of ARF and RHD

Health is the state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not just the absence of disease or infirmity. And good health is something we strive to achieve, not just individually but also as a community. But if we look around us - our family, friends and others - we know that health is very variable. Why are they so variable?

Primary Prevention of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This video is designed for health care workers who require an introductory knowledge of the prevention of ARF and RHD and is the final video in the 'Prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease' e-learning module.

How do you know when a sore throat should be treated with antibiotics? The learning objectives of this module are to:

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease - resources for schools

This poster and video have been developed to provide an overview of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease for people working in schools. School staff are well placed to assist children aged 5-14 years, their families and communities to prevent and manage these conditions.

Untreated sore throats and skin sores can lead to acute rheumatic fever, then to rheumatic heart disease, then to open heart surgery in high-risk children. Preventing sore throats and skin sores, and careful management of acute rheumatic fever prevents rheumatic heart disease.

 

Management of rheumatic heart disease. E-learning Intro Vid 5

This video covers the management of rheumatic heart disease and is part 5 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

People with rheumatic heart disease require extensive follow up, especially when first diagnosed. The severity of the disease can improve or worsen. Management of RHD is dependent on the severity of the disease, and requires active engagement by the patient, family and multidisciplinary team.

Secondary prophylaxis and RHD control programs. E-learning Intro Vid 4

This video provides an introduction to secondary prophylaxis and rheumatic heart disease control programs and is part 4 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

Physiology of rheumatic heart disease. E-learning Intro Vid 3

This video provides an overview of how RHD affects the heart and is part 3 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

This video provides an overview of how RHD affects the heart.

The learning objective is to:

Acute rheumatic fever: diagnosis. E-learning Intro Vid 2

This video provides an introduction to the diagnosis of ARF in Australia and is part 2 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

The learning objectives are to:

What are acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease? E-learning Intro Vid 1

This video provides an introduction to ARF and RHD in Australia and is part 1 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

It provides an animated overview of disease progression from an untreated Strep A infection to rheumatic heart disease and includes opportunities for prevention. The learning objectives are to:

Oral Health - Rheumatic Heart Disease

Oral health is an important element of care for people living with rheumatic heart disease. Poor oral health, particularly the presence of dental caries, is associated with increased risk of infective endocarditis (IE) complicating RHD.

Video courtesy of the NT Department of Health - Top End Oral Health Service

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).

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