Human Trafficking: Identification and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2019 (subject to change)
Conference Level: Proficient
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
There are currently 30 million people in slavery, more than any time in history. 27% of victims are children, with the average age of entry 12-14 years old. The life expectancy of a trafficking victim is only 7 years. This is a $32 billion annual market and the fastest growing criminal industry in the U.S. Risk factors for trafficking include low self-esteem, orphan-status, abuse, poverty, and runaways. Victims present in clinics, schools, hospitals, and emergency rooms. An estimated 87% of rescued trafficking victims had encounter(s) with a healthcare provider during captivity in which they were not recognized as victims, missing opportunity for rescue and improved health outcomes. The ANA states nursing professionals are in a perfect position to intervene and advocate for these vulnerable persons in the myriad of health settings to which they may present. This presentation will equip APRNs to identify and intervene on behalf of potential victims.
This CE activity is a recording of a CE session from the AANP 2018 National Conference. It has been edited to meet the format requirements for online learning. If you received CE credit for attending the live session at Conference, you many not receive duplication credit for this same activity in a different format.
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- Equip APRNs to identify potential signs of human trafficking in victims who present for care in a medical setting
- Summarize immediate health care needs of identified victims
- Integrate multi-disciplinary care models to aid in victim recovery
- Discover available resources for victim rescue and after-care
- Recognize the APRN role in prevention, treatment, advocacy, and aftercare.
Jessica Peck, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC,CNE, CNL
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. Dr. Peck has no relevant affiliations to disclose.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the speakers from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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