Detecting and Responding to Human Trafficking (Florida Board of Nursing)

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. Learn how to appropriately assess victims and clearly know when and how to report cases to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

This course meets the Florida Board of Nursing 2.0 contact hour requirement, meant to be completed every biennial licensure renewal on or after January 1, 2019.

Target Audience

Emergency Medicine Physicians, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Internists, Family Medicine Physicians, Podiatrists, Hospitalists, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists (personal growth), Clinical Chaplains, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Social Workers and all other interested healthcare providers including front desk personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify victims of human 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.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Chisolm-Straker, M., & Richardson, L. (2007). Assessment of emergency department (ED) provider knowledge about human trafficking victims in the ED. Academic Emergency Medicine, 14(5S), S134-S134.
  • Grace, A. M., Lippert, S., Collins, K., Pineda, N., Tolani, A., Walker, R., ... & Martinez, D. J. (2014). Educating health care professionals on human trafficking. Pediatric emergency care, 30(12), 856.
  • Titchen, K. E., Loo, D., Berdan, E., Rysavy, M. B., Ng, J. J., & Sharif, I. (2015). Domestic sex trafficking of minors: medical student and physician awareness. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
10/01/2017
Course expires: 
10/01/2018

Amara Fazal, Chika Nwosu and Valerie Polcz, M.S.
Medical Students, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Miami, Florida

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, Amara Fazal, Chika Nwosu and Valerie Polcz, M.S., have all indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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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 enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/01/2017
Course expires: 
10/01/2018
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