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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Diagnosis and Management

Educator tools - Priorities in managing ARF in the acute setting

Table 7.2 - priorities in managing ARF in the acute settings from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD (3rd edition). A3 size for easy reading and printing.

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

Written by experts from across the country and developed in collaboration with key stakeholders and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory group, the 3rd edition serves as the definitive guide to current acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease diagnosis and management in Australia.

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

Table 11.2 - priority classification of RHD and the recommended follow up from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). A3 size for easy reading and printing.

Educator tools – Criteria for ARF diagnosis

Table 6.1 - Australian criteria for ARF diagnosis from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).  A3 size for easy reading and printing.

Educator tools – Medications used for ARF

Table 7.1 - medications used for acute rheumatic fever from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).  A3 size for easy reading and printing.

Educator tools – RHD Diagnosis and management

PowerPoint presentation based on ‘Diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease’ and ‘Management of rheumatic heart disease’ chapters from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition); 2020. Educators can download and use this as a base for clinical education sessions. Notes for each slide are included to facilitate conversation and prompt discussion.

Educator tools – ARF Diagnosis and management

PowerPoint presentation based on ‘Diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever’ and ‘Management of acute rheumatic fever’ chapters from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition); 2020. Educators can download and use this as a base for clinical education sessions. Notes for each slide are included to facilitate conversation and prompt discussion.

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.

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