Ministry of Health Rheumatic Fever e-learning module

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Hot off the press: we now have a new rheumatic fever e-learning course available at

The course is free and is aimed at primary care nurses, public health nurses and community health workers working with families whose children are at risk of
developing rheumatic fever. We also think the course may be useful for locum general practitioners, general practitioners new to New Zealand and pharmacists.

Participants will receive a certificate showing they’ve successfully completed the two hour course.

Made up of four modules, the course includes information about:

  • rheumatic fever in New Zealand
  • how to identify people at high risk of rheumatic fever and how to assess and manage sore throats based on the identified risk
  • ways to reduce the transmission of sore throats within the household
  • how to identify the main symptoms and signs of rheumatic fever, as well as how it is typically managed

The course was developed in consultation with rheumatic fever experts, primary care nurses and community health workers.

The attached user guide provides information on how to access the course [PDF, 1.6 MB].