Human Trafficking in Health Care
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this session will be held online only.
DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Iowa. In 2019, there were 246 contacts made by Iowa to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and there were 98 human trafficking cases reported that year. Those numbers have steadily increased since 2012. The number of identified victims in the U.S. is on the rise. The National Human Trafficking Hotline recorded a 35 percent increase in reports in 2016.
- Define Human Trafficking and the various types.
- Review how traffickers exploit vulnerabilities to gain victims.
- Outline potential action steps in assisting a victim.
Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, MA
Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center
Leslie K. Brown, PA'21
Medical Student, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
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- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
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The information provided at 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. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1B
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 CPME
- 1.00 IBON