Original Release Date: 10/21/2022
Expiration Date: 10/20/2024
Overview: In Plain Sight: Human Trafficking for Healthcare Providers
Due to the number of health problems that are associated with human trafficking, healthcare providers are key stakeholders in identifying victims and providing them with on-going trauma informed care (Judge, et al, 2018).
Up to 88% of trafficking victims seek healthcare during the time they are trafficked (Polis, 2019).
Healthcare providers are failing to recognize victims of human trafficking, thus missing an opportunity to care for these patients. They see us, but we are not seeing them.
Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the types of human trafficking and potential risk factors
- Review statistics and laws related to human trafficking
- Recognize individual and environmental indicators of trafficking
- Describe how to screen individuals using a trauma informed approach
- Describe how to care for victims using multidisciplinary approach and community resources
Commercial Support: No commercial support was received for this activity.
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, Social Workers and Health Education Specialists, and other healthcare providers who may encounter human trafficking patients.
Course Director/Author/Speaker: Pamela Greene, MD
Author/Speaker: Selena McCormick, RN
Planner: Karen Mynar, BSN RN, CEN
Nurse Planner: Teresa Glandorf, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS:
The following planners and faculty do not have any relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients:
CME: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health, designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course is approved by Texas Health and Human Services to meet the requirement for 1 hour of human trafficking prevention training as a condition of registration permit or license.
Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity meets Texas requirements for 1.0 hour of Ethics/Professional Responsibility Education.
ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
ABP MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
NOTE: Upon credit claim, by entering your ABIM and/or ABP diplomate number in your profile, you are providing permission for the transmission of your learner data to the ACCME for transfer to the appropriate ASMS board.
This CME activity type is an enduring material. Physicians who complete the enduring material may claim the full amount of credit designated for the activity, regardless of the amount of time it took the physicians to complete the activity.
Method of Participation & Request for CE/MOC Credit:
For further study:
HHSC Texas Human Trafficking Resource Center
CE provider contact: