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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

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 Administering Bicillin eLearning module which is available on the RHDAustralia e-learning platform). Developed in association with the Queensland RHD Control Program.

To prevent acute rheumatic fever recurrence, secondary prophylaxis with bicillin (BPG) is required.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2017