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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

Secondary Prophylaxis (BPG)

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.

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.

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.

Benny's Journey - video for young people (ENGLISH)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately.

Benny's Journey - video for young people (TORRES STRAIT CREOLE)

Animated video about ARF and RHD, why Bicillin injections are important and why sore throats need to be taken seriously and see a doctor immediately and see a doctor immediately.

Administering Bicillin

To prevent acute rheumatic fever recurrence, secondary prophylaxis with bicillin (BPG) is required. It is given as an intramuscular (IM) injection. This video is presented in 5 sections; 1 Introduction, 2 Physiology, 3 Treatment, 4 IM injection site and methods, 5 Reducing pain, stress and inconvenience. (This video is the basis for the eLearning module which is available on the RHDAustralia e-learning platform). Developed in association with the Queensland RHD Control Program.

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