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  • Target Audience: Pharmacist
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Activity Release Date: 9/6/2022
  • Activity Expiration Date: 9/6/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-22-033-H99-P
  • Topic: Additional Topic Areas
  • CeBroker Number: 20-None
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Course Summary
Human trafficking is considered a form of modern slavery, and it is global in its reach and impact. Human trafficking more often involves the sexual exploitation of persons and forced labor but other forms of trafficking in persons are also perpetrated. Human trafficking adversely affects a victim’s mental and physical stability, security, and well-being. It adversely affects entire communities, commerce, countries, and geographical regions. Pharmacists are uniquely situated to identify victims of human trafficking through patient contact. Federal law focuses on criminal law and the prosecution of human trafficking. While federal law encourages states to enact mandatory reporting of human trafficking in certain cases, state laws vary. This means there is not a single, nationwide set of laws that govern reporting of suspected human trafficking. Pharmacists need to know when and how to report human trafficking and the resources that are available to support victims who have been trafficked. This requires a pharmacist to know federal law and the laws of the state where the pharmacist is licensed.

Course Objectives
  • Describe the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States.
  • Identify victims of human trafficking and the role of pharmacists in identifying potential victims of human trafficking.
  • Identify strategies for identifying, preventing, and increasing awareness of human trafficking in healthcare settings.
  • Describe how to report known or suspected cases of human trafficking

I. Introduction

II. Defining the Scope of Human Trafficking

1. Prevalence of Human Trafficking Worldwide
2. Human Trafficking in the U.S.
3. Risk Factors for Sex/Labor Trafficking in the U.S.

III. Consequences of Human Trafficking

1. Physical Consequences
2. Psychological Consequences
3. Substance Misuse or Dependence
4. Human Trafficking and Trauma Bonding

IV. Identifying the Victims of Human Trafficking

Screening Tools for Victims of Human Trafficking

V. Reporting Human Trafficking

Interdisciplinary Health Team Role in Reporting and Referral

VI. Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking

VII. Summary

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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Allison Moon, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Amanda Mayer, PharmD, and Jeff Goldberg, PharmD. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures
The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.
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