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Primary Prevention of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

This video is designed for health care workers who require an introductory knowledge of the prevention of ARF and RHD and is the final video in the 'Prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease' e-learning module.

How do you know when a sore throat should be treated with antibiotics? The learning objectives of this module are to:

  • define primary prevention of ARF
  • identify first line treatment of Strep A throat and skin infection

More information is available in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, 3rd edition, particularly the Primordial and Primary Prevention chapters.

Please note: Pictures in these videos have been very kindly shared for educational use by many people and programs around Australia. 

This video is designed for health care workers who require an introductory knowledge of the prevention of ARF and RHD and is the first video in the 'Prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease' e-learning module.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020