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Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease - resources for schools

This poster and video have been developed to provide an overview of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease for people working in schools. School staff are well placed to assist children aged 5-14 years, their families and communities to prevent and manage these conditions.

Untreated sore throats and skin sores can lead to acute rheumatic fever, then to rheumatic heart disease, then to open heart surgery in high-risk children. Preventing sore throats and skin sores, and careful management of acute rheumatic fever prevents rheumatic heart disease.

 

Summary of Changes - 2020 Guideline for ARF and RHD

This five minute video highlights some of the important changes in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition). Made for people already familiar with the previous edition (2nd edition).

E-learning - RHD for Community Based Workers

*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)

E-learning - Women and Girls with RHD

*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)

E-learning Modules - Introduction to ARF and RHD

*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)

About Introduction to ARF and RHD E-learning Module

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COVID-19 (Coronovirus) Important Health Message - Australia - 6 Video Playlist

Link to TakeHeart playlist of 6 Important Health Messages on COVID-19. The videos are presented in English and five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from the following Northern Territory and Queensland communities:

The Journey of Health and Well-being - WA Health

The Journey of Health and Well-being is a 10-minute animated video which promotes an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s experience from European colonisation to the present day. It demonstrates through examples, how events of the past play out in the present and offers a framework of hope and equity.

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Treatment Tracker App

Treatment Tracker is a free smartphone app for people receiving penicillin injections to prevent acute rheumatic fever. The app provides reminders for when injections are due, and encourages people to get their injections on time. The app can also be used by people who care for other people receiving penicillin injections.

RHD Champion4Change - Raychelle McKenzie

After speaking at the NACCHO Members Conference in Darwin in November 2019, Raychelle spoke with RHDAustralia about the work she's been doing with the Champions4Change program.

 

Pathway of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This poster highlights the pathway from group A streptococcal infection to acute rheumatic fever to rheumatic heart disease. An earlier version of this poster was presented by RHDAustralia at the Australian Primary Health Nurses Conference in Adelaide, 4-6th April 2019. 

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