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Course Description

Course Number 20-705768

     Human trafficking, is a global health concern. Beyond failing to extend the basic principles of common human decency to others, human traffickers precipitate a myriad of negative health consequences for their victims including physiological, psychological and emotional problems. Healthcare professionals need to be able to assess patients for signs of human trafficking, employ available resources, and implement appropriate interventions. This course satisfies the requirement for continuing education under Fla. Stat. 464.013 and s. 787.06 F.S.

  • Course Category | Public Health

  • Original Release Date | 12/06/2018

  • Date of Most Recent Review | 12/02/2021

  • Next Review / Course Termination Date | 12/01/2024

Educational Goals & Learning Outcomes

     The goal of this course is to enable participants to assess for the signs of human trafficking, employ available resources, and implement appropriate interventions. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Assess patients for signs of human trafficking

  • Employ available resources for the benefit of victims of human trafficking

  • Illustrate the federal definition of severe forms of human trafficking

  • Appraise risk factors for becoming a victim of human trafficking

  • Demonstrate a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to communication

  • Appraise general, subjective and objective indicators of trafficking

  • Choose appropriate reporting methods for victims of human trafficking

  • Support protection of victims, prevention of trafficking and prosecution of traffickers

About the Course Author(s)

Darren C. Leach, MSN, APRN, NP-C

    Darren C. Leach is a nurse practitioner and author. He is licensed as an APRN by the State of Florida and Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. His professional experience ranges across the lifespan from infants to the elderly with positions in adult internal and emergency care, pediatric internal and emergency care, pediatric and neonatal intensive care as well as endocrinology and nephrology. He has also provided education to nurses, patients, and families in a variety of formats and settings. He received his Baccalaureate of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 2005, and his Masters of Science degree in Family Health Nursing in 2010. Mr. Leach has authored numerous courses, including many for MedCEC. To view Mr. Leach's full bio click here.

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