Positioned to Care: Improving Identification of Victims of Labor and Sex Trafficking

Emergency Department and EMS providers have limited knowledge of the best practices to identify and treat victims of human trafficking. This activity provides increased awareness of human trafficking and learners will learn to better recognize victims in an ED/EMS setting and report instances when appropriate. 

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This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health. 

Target Audience

This education program is oriented towards physicians, physician assistants, EMS providers, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and other advanced practice providers. 

Learner Outcome

After completing this training, participants will report increase knowledge and confidence related to identifying red flags that may indicate human trafficking and how to appropriately screen patients for human trafficking. Participants will complete a pre/post survey with case studies to demonstrate new knowledge. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify red flags indicating human trafficking in patients
  • Recognize trauma informed care of victims and apply to patients
  • Determine how to screen and question patients for human trafficking

Criteria for Completion

To obtain credit, learners must attest to module completion and submit pre- and post-surveys. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
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Denise Abdoo, DNP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kristin Kim, MD, PhD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
ED Trauma Liason
University of Colorado, Anschutz
Children's Hospital Colorado

Nicolena Mitchell, Paramedic
Program Manager
Colorado EMS for Children


Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering for 1 nursing contact hour is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Please visit EMS Children's Colorado to view the learning modules.