Rheumatic Fever Care Plan

Rheumatic Fever Care Plan

A checklist to help you with your child's rheumatic fever treatment.


What is the rheumatic fever care plan?

The rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease information booklet by the Heart Foundation has a care plan in it. It has a checklist to complete before your child leaves the hospital. 

Before leaving the hospital, make sure you've had all your questions answered. You can expect to:

  • understand what has happened to your child's heart
  • know about local support available to help your whānau make the home warmer and drier
  • have talked to a social worker or a Māori, Pacific health and cultural support worker about what support is available for you and your whānau
  • know what to do to get your child's next penicillin injection

The care plan below is from the rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (PDF, 1.7MB) information booklet by The Heart Foundation.

Example of the rheumatic fever care plan from the heart foundation information booklet

Find out about an app to help get your bicillin on time every time

See the page on rheumatic fever for information about causes, possible consequences, and treatment


The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is grateful to the Heart Foundation for providing the content for this page. The booklet 'Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease' was revised in July 2019.

This page last reviewed 10 May 2023.

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