Skip to main content

Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

E-Learning - Recognising ARF (RACGP and ACRRM accredited)

About Recognising Acute Rheumatic Fever Module

Time to complete: approximately 45 minutes

Attracts RACGP CPD #235682 and ACRRM PDP #21784

This program is designed for medical practitioners who are responsible for recognising and diagnosing acute rheumatic fever.  More information is available in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, 3rd edition.

The learning outcomes are to:

  • identify first line treatment of Strep A throat and skin infection for people at high risk of ARF
  • identify signs and symptoms of acute rheumatic fever
  • list the investigations required to diagnose acute rheumatic fever
  • describe the considerations for care of a person with rheumatic heart disease
This program is designed for medical practitioners who are responsible for recognising and diagnosing acute rheumatic fever.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020