Human Trafficking Overview for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition
About the Course
Human trafficking is a global public health and human rights issue involving the exploitation of millions of people. Despite a high frequency of contact with trafficked individuals, there is a documented lack of education available to healthcare providers on the signs of human trafficking as well as a lack of protocols on how to care for trafficked individuals. This basic, introductory level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction to the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person. The course prepares healthcare professionals to become advocates for trafficked persons. Care of these individuals is as unique as the trafficked persons themselves, but research on the needs and common patterns of symptoms makes it possible to outline recommendations for the prevention of human trafficking and identification and care of this vulnerable population. Healthcare professionals who complete this course will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trafficked persons and identify the interventions needed to care for these individuals. Additionally, this course lists national resources that provide vital services to trafficked persons and makes recommendations for patient and staff safety when addressing these potentially volatile scenarios.
- Describe human trafficking, including the types of trafficking and those populations most vulnerable to trafficking.
- Identify potentially trafficked persons using clinical signs and screening tools.
- Describe components and implementation of trauma-informed care.
- Review appropriate national organizations and local resources when intervening in human trafficking cases.
About the Author
Carol Myers, OTR, MA, received a of Psychology (BA) from the University of California-Berkeley, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Westminster, CO. Carol has been an occupational therapist for over 38 years with experience in skilled nursing facilities, acute care, home health, behavioral health, pediatrics, and adult in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation. Carol has published many professional articles for ADVANCE and Elite Learning, edited several continuing education courses, and developed a continuing education course for Elite Learning. Carol taught in the first occupational therapy program in Vietnam and consulted in two special needs classes in India and an autism center in Nepal in 2019.
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).
Target Market: Pharmacists
Activity Type: Knowledge
AGD code - 166
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print.
- Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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