Human Trafficking: Finding a Safe Harbor for Victims – Nurse Practitioner

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5


All health care providers should have a basic understanding about how human trafficking can affect an individual, be able to recognize signs of trauma, and respond to these signs without causing re-traumatization in the trafficked victim. This issue explores considerations for identifying, questioning, and intervening in a situation that might involve human trafficking. Action steps that you can take to best identify and support victims of human trafficking are provided. Appropriate resources and public health approaches to combat human trafficking are also included. Human trafficking is a criminal human rights violation that occurs in nearly all nations. The United Nations defines trafficking as "the recruitment, transportation,transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power, or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.1"The US government simplifies the explanation to: "The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery." Slave traders in the 1700s and 1800s plied the waters between Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean; the history of the United States is also marred with tragic stories of slavery.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner

Stacey Schneider
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

  • Name 3 forms of human trafficking and describe examples of each.
  • Identify at least 10 risk factors that are associated with victims of human trafficking and recognize typical characteristics of a trafficked individual.
  • Describe the health consequences that victims of human trafficking may have.
  • Identify resources available to healthcare providers and victims of human trafficking. Describe ways to report cases of human trafficking.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Nurse Practitioner : 0798-0000-21-246-H04
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.