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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

E-learning Module - Michael's Story

*PLEASE NOTE - The new RHDAustralia e-learning system was activated 6 October 2020. ALL users will be required to register a new account here. (Please check your junk mail if you do not receive an activation email)

The role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners is crucial to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In primary healthcare settings, Aboriginal health staff provide culturally safe care, liaison, advocacy and support to their patients. In community settings, they help patients gain better access to preventative health services and health promotion advice and activities.

This free e-learning module aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners with an understanding of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and to clarify their role in supporting people along their journey. The learning objectives are to understand

  • how to prevent the spread of strep A bacteria;
  • the most common signs and symptoms of acute rheumatic fever; and
  • how to care for people with rheumatic heart disease.
This free e-learning module aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners with an understanding of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and to clarify their role in supporting people along their journey.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020