Detecting and Responding to Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a major public health problem, both domestically and internationally. Healthcare providers are often the only professionals to interact with trafficking victims who are still in captivity. Recent studies have demonstrated that up to 50% of trafficking victims in the United States were seen by healthcare professionals while in captivity and were not identified. This course will help guide healthcare professionals to identify human trafficking victims when they present in the clinical setting.
This course meets continuing education requirements for the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Dentistry, Florida Council of Physician Assistants and Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition. This activity has also been approved for Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy, in accordance with Florida's Human Trafficking Bill, Section 456.0641, Florida Statutes. For more information on Florida’s Human Trafficking Bill and to download printable posters, go to Department of Health Human Trafficking website.
Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.
Current Florida Board of Medicine relicensure requirements available here.
Original Release Date: October 2017
Review Date: October 2022
Allopathic Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Podiatrists, Dentists, Nurses, Social Workers (general), Respiratory Therapists (human trafficking), Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and all other interested healthcare providers including front desk personnel.
- Identify victims of human trafficking – including sex trafficking and labor trafficking – who present in the clinical setting.
- Differentiate victims of human trafficking from other crimes such as domestic abuse, intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
- Conduct an appropriate medical assessment of trafficking victims.
- Identify when to report cases of human trafficking, and appropriately report to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
Amara Fazal, Chika Nwosu and Valerie Polcz, M.S.
Medical Students, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Department
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Humanities and Society
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH, conference director, Amara Fazal, Chika Nwosu and Valerie Polcz, M.S., faculty of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-727800, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, Dentistry and Psychology (2 hours) and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 2 credits for Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (general), Respiratory Care (human trafficking), Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy** and Clinical Chaplains. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
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**Pharmacists** Please self-report your completions to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy through CPE Monitor. This is a non-ACPE course and you will need the paid CPE Monitor account to be able to claim the credits.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 General certificate of attendance
- 2.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
- 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
- 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
- 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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