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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

General Overview

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.

 

Detailed Overview of Changes

This 16 minute video gives health professionals a detailed overview of changes now found in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).

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.

Key Information from 2020 Guideline 3rd edition

This document is a summary of key information from The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition).

Educator tools – 2020 guideline update

PowerPoint presentation highlighting the updates in 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. Voice recording is also included but is disabled.

Educator tools – Screening for RHD

PowerPoint presentation based on ‘Screening for rheumatic heart disease’ chapter 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 and RHD burden of disease

PowerPoint presentation based on Burden of Disease chapter 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 sessions about ARF, RHD, Aboriginal Health and the burden of ARF and RHD in Australia. Notes for each slide are included to facilitate conversation and prompt discussion.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker e-Learning Module

The role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners is crucial to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Within a healthcare setting such as hospitals and clinics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners can provide support, liaison and advocacy. Within a community setting they can play a role providing better access to (preventative) health services and health promotion advice and activities.

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