Moving Out of the Blind Spot: Interrupting Human Trafficking
Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.
Physicians, Advance Practice Professionals, Nurses, Ancillary Staff, Medical Students (Rotating), Non-Medical Students (Rotating), and Health Care Administrators.
A recent study showed up to 88% of survivors of human trafficking saw a health care worker during their time of captivity, yet NONE were assisted. This presentation addresses the potential barriers to assisting a person victimized by human trafficking by health care workers. Some of these potential barriers include: Not identifying signs and symptoms, lack of separating from accompanying person, inability to talk with a potential victim, not having training on trauma-informed care, no protocol at the organization, etc.
- Define Human Trafficking and how traffickers groom their victims.
- Describe signs and symptoms of a person victimized by trafficking.
- Outline potential action steps in assisting a person victimized by trafficking.
Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, MA
Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
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DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
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- 1.00 AOA Category 2A