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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Health Professionals

E-Learning - RHDAustralia clinician modules

Featuring 15 different topics on ARF & RHD, this advanced education package was designed by clinicians for clinicians. Each module was developed in consultation with a clinical expert on the module topic. Aimed at clinicians and senior health staff, topics range from an introduction to acute rheumatic fever through to medical management of rheumatic heart disease. These modules are designed to be a self-paced, interactive learning tool. Each module takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Users can choose to do as many modules as they need to meet their learning requirements.

What is rheumatic fever? - Arabic language

An A4 flyer describing who can get rheumatic fever and how it affects the heart, translated into Arabic language.

Boom Boom!

Written for kids, by kids from the remote Aboriginal community of Barunga, 'Boom Boom' aims to teach children how to prevent deadly rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

Bicillin Date Wheel

Date wheel to assist calculating the date when a Bicillin injection is next due

Injection Reminder cards

Cards to record next appointment

Fevers and Joint Pains? A3 clinician poster

Poster to assist health professionals diagnose and treat suspected ARF cases

Think ARF Lanyard Card

Double-sided lanyard card to assist health professionals recognise signs, symptoms and tests to be completed for the diagnosis of ARF. Developed by Queensland RHD Program.

APNA Poster on ARF and RHD

Staff from RHDAustralia attended an exhibition booth and presented this poster at the Australian Primary Health Nurses Conference in Adelaide, 4-6th April 2019. The poster shows the progression of the disease from ARF to RHD, investigations for ARF, recommended care plans for RHD, and links to support resources for clinicians.

Clinician and Patient Bookmarks with resources

We have two bookmarks available for order from our Darwin office. They are perfect for handing out to clinicians and/or patients. The first bookmark is for clinicians and features a QR code which quickly links to the ARF Diagnosis and Guideline App while the back contains information on our free e-learning modules. The second bookmark is for patients and features a QR code to quickly link the Treatment Tracker App, which is an app to remind people when their injections are due. The back features a link to our resources page and highlights the 'Sharing a Heartbeat' short film.

RHDAustralia Lanyard Cards

RHDAustralia has developed two lanyard cards for clinicians that are available for special order through our office in Darwin. 1. Quick Reference Card - The front features a QR code to quickly link to the ARF Diagnosis and Guideline App while the back contains the upper limits normal for the serum streptococcal anitbody titres and the upper limits of normal P-R interval. 2. Diagnosis Card - The front features a QR code to quickly link to the ARF Diagnosis and Guideline App while the back contains important information on presentation and management of possible ARF.