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.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- List and 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
- Delineate hotlines for reporting human trafficking which are maintained by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and the United States Department of Homeland Security
- Perform validated assessment tools for identifying a human trafficking victim and general indicators that a person may be a victim of human trafficking
- Explain procedures for sharing information related to human trafficking with a patient
- List referral options for legal and social services
This course is intended for nurses and healthcare staff. This course fulfills the mandated training requirement in Florida.
2.0 CE for Nurses