Human Trafficking Awareness for Nurses (1.0 CE for Nurses)

08-03-2020 01:56 PM

Course Description

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that serves as a highly-profitable business for traffickers without any regard for the victims involved. Nurses are likely to encounter trafficking victims within the hospital, emergency room or acute care facility. In order to identify it, however, nurses must be equipped with an understanding of the nature of the issue, as well as the different assessment tools to be utilized in identifying the victims. Furthermore, an understanding of where, when, and how to report is also crucial.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the types of human trafficking
  • Identify factors that place a person at greater risk of being a victim of human trafficking
  • List public and private social services available to the victim for rescue, food, clothing, and shelter referrals
  • Locate hotlines for reporting human trafficking
  • Identify validated assessment tools for recognizing a potential victim of human trafficking
  • Explain procedures for sharing information related to human trafficking with a patient
  • List referral options for legal and social services
Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses. 

CE Information

This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing.

Course Authors

This course was developed, written, and produced by Medcom, Inc. Nicolette Norris served as editor and James K. Nickerson, MS, RN, CNE served as subject matter expert in review of the content and performed content validation reviews. Ruth Kramer BS, MA, served as nurse planner. It was edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice along with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.