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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Australia

RHD for Community Based Workers E-Learning

*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)

RHD for Community Based Workers E-Learning

Begin RHD for Community Based Workers E-learning Program

Community based workers have many roles and education levels vary widely. They may be educators, facilitators, advocates, researchers who work within community and liaise beyond. 

This program provides information about acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease for community based workers. It consists of many short videos and quizzes to stimulate discussion. Benny's story is used to describe some basic concepts, which are supported by  other videos and quizzes. Some information is repeated, the same information is shared in different ways.

It is designed to be used in conjunction with face to face training and supervision. It is in a pilot stage, and will be refined in response to feedback. Please send any feedback to diana.mosca@menzies.edu.au

When this e-learning program is completed, the participant will be able to:

  • describe the actions required to prevent Strep A transmission
  • describe the actions required when throat or skin infections are present 
  • describe acute rheumatic fever
  • describe the importance of Bicillin L-A injections  (secondary prophylaxis)

Please note: Pictures in these videos have been very kindly shared  for educational use by many people and programs around Australia. The videos in this e-learning program may contain pictures of people who have died.

a best-practice approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Last Updated 
09 October 2020
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