Approximately 18,000 people are brought to the United States each year and are forced or coerced into labor or sex work. Raising awareness and providing information to all healthcare workers may be the first steps needed to end sex trafficking. Red flags of abuse and appropriate techniques for medical-surgical nurses to use in assisting victims are discussed.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify red flags for sex trafficking and the appropriate techniques for medical- surgical nurses to use to assist victims. Learning Engagement Activity: Review Tables 1 and 2 for screening questions and indicators "red flags" for sex trafficking. For more information about human trafficking, visit this US Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/fshumantrafficking
Contact hours available until 12/31/21. Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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Accreditation Statement: This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.