Antenatal Sexual Health Kit (ask)

2022fri14oct1:00 pmfri2:00 pmAntenatal Sexual Health Kit (ask)

Event Details


Are you screening your pregnant patient for syphilis?


True’s Clinical Education Unit has recommenced ASK education sessions. Join a live webinar by registering to a session below, or email if you would like an education session for your workplace. Otherwise individually register for the ASK package and complete the self- directed online webinar, modules and podcasts via the orange ‘Register now’ icon.

Online: 13 October, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fully funded

Course overview

Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are on the rise across Australia and Queensland. STIs can increase risk of miscarriage, preterm labour, and many other problems during pregnancy.  The number of congenital syphilis cases in Queensland over the last 10 years has increased. Syphilis has concerning health impacts on all that are infected; however, it has a potentially fatal outcome on foetuses, neonates, and infants. For this reason, the ASK course has been developed in a bid to increase awareness about the importance of sexual health assessments throughout pregnancy, to reduce the impact on the foetus, with further education on contact tracing and partner notification once an STI has been detected.

The ASK course increases the knowledge base of antenatal service providers in the areas of sexual health history assessment and contact tracing specific to pregnancy. The course aims to provide resources and tools to support GPs and antenatal clinicians in providing appropriate care aimed at reducing the incidence of syphilis in pregnancy in line with the Queensland Health Syphilis in Pregnancy (SiP) Guidelines. This service is free to all antenatal service providers and is endorsed by Queensland Health.




(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm