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Secondary prophylaxis and RHD control programs. E-learning Intro Vid 4

This video provides an introduction to secondary prophylaxis and rheumatic heart disease control programs and is part 4 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.

Secondary prophylaxis is explained, including suggested strategies to minimise pain and stress of penicillin injections every 28 days. RHD control programs in Australia play a vital role in the coordination of secondary prophylaxis at a jurisdictional systems level. This video provides an introduction to secondary prophylaxis and rheumatic heart disease control programs.

The learning objectives are to:

  • describe secondary prophylaxis for ARF
  • identify contact details for RHD control programs

More information on this topic can be found in the Secondary prophylaxis and Rheumatic heart disease control programs chapters in the 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, 3rd edition.
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This video provides an introduction to secondary prophylaxis and rheumatic heart disease control programs and is part 4 of the Introduction to Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease online learning module.
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RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020