Skip to main content

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Secondary Prophylaxis (BPG)

Treatment Tracker App

Treatment Tracker is a free to use phone app for people who are on penicillin injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. The app reminds people when their injection is due or when they have an appointment for their injection AND motivates people to get their injections on time. It can also be used by people who care for other people on these penicillin injections.

Educator tools – Secondary prophylaxis duration

Table 10.2 - recommended duration of secondary prophylaxis 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 – Secondary Prophylaxis BPG injection technique

PowerPoint presentation based on Secondary Prophylaxis 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 practical sessions about benzathine benzylpenicillin G injections in Australia. Notes for each slide are included to facilitate conversation and prompt discussion.

Educator tools – Secondary Prophylaxis BPG delivery

PowerPoint presentation based on Secondary Prophylaxis 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 benzathine benzylpenicillin G injections in Australia. Notes for each slide are included to facilitate conversation and prompt discussion.

Treatment Tracker Video

Treatment Tracker is a free to use phone app for people who are on penicillin injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. The app can also be used by people who care for other people on these penicillin injections. The app reminds people when their injection is due or when they have an appointment for their injection AND motivates people to get their injections on time.

Guide to administering penicillin (BPG/Bicillin/LAB)

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

Secondary prophylaxis delivery - lessons learnt

A summary of what research has shown about secondary prophylaxis delivery. From Telethon Kids Institute, ENDRHD CRE

Secondary Prophylaxis

Short video about secondary prophylaxis, what it is, and why it is important

Rayboy's Story

Story of teenager - Rayboy, going to clinic for BPG and looking after younger child who also needs BPG

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.

Pages