Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Health Services MapHealth Services Map
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places
 

Rheumatic heart disease guideline phone app

Date posted: 1 August 2012

An app for iphone, android and ipad is now available to assist with improving clinical practice and reduce death and disability from acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) throughout Australia.

ARF is a significant cause of disease among Indigenous children, often leading to RHD, a chronic heart condition in which the heart valves are damaged, which can lead to heart failure, strokes and premature death.

The app is based on a new guideline; The Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edition).

Dale Thompson, Senior Manager of Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia said the app is a significant source of easily accessible information for doctors, nurses, health workers and other clinicians working at the front line of primary health care. 'Most doctors and nurses in Australia are trained in places where rheumatic fever is rare, so when they come to rural and remote settings where these diseases are common, they need easy ways to find out about diagnosis and treatment'. 'The app makes that information easily accessible and should help ensure we deliver high quality care'. Mr Thompson said.

Source: The Chronicle

Links

 
Last updated: 19 September 2012
 
Return to top
 

Tell us
what you
think of the
new homepage