Human Trafficking

Pharmacy Tech CEU
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

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. Pharmacy technicians 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 pharmacy technician 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

How to Earn Credit:
To earn credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
  2. Read the course material
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
  4. Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor

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.

Computer Hardware/Software Requirements

Please ensure the device you plan to use meets these requirements and specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
  • Supported Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera
  • A connection to the internet
  • For Live Webinars or Conferences: GoToWebinar application for iOS, Android, Mac, or PC. You cannot 'call into' a live conference.

  • Target Audience: Pharmacy Tech
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
  • Activity Release Date: 9/6/2022
  • Activity Expiration Date: 9/6/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-22-034-H99-T
  • Topic: Additional Topic Areas
  • CeBroker Number: 20-None


Allison Moon, DNP, PMHNP-BC



The logo for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)., LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

The logo for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
PTCB Course Recognition, LLC, offers pharmacy technician continuing education courses for PTCB recertification. Pharmacy technician courses are indicated both in the Target Audience description and the ACPE UAN which will end with a "T".

‹‹ Back to Course List