Human trafficking is a growing problem in Pennsylvania, particularly in the communities UPMC in Central Pa. serves. This important presentation is open to all staff at UPMC. Those who work in a clinical setting or engage with patients regularly are particularly encouraged to attend.
Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Physician Assistant, Social Worker.
• Definition and types of human trafficking
• Scope of the problem
• Demographics of victims and traffickers
• Recognizing the signs
• Medical and psychiatric health of victims
• What to do if you suspect human trafficking
Nicole Baselj, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P is the unit director for the UPMC Forensic Nursing Department, which provides 24/7 medical forensic care at all UPMC hospitals in the central Pennsylvania region to patients of any age and gender who have experienced sexual abuse and/or assault, intimate partner violence, strangulation, elder abuse, and human trafficking. Nicole is the chair of the Cumberland County Sexual Assault Response Team and co-chair of the UPMC Forensic Nurse Council. She serves as an adjunct instructor for the UPMC SANE-A course and is deemed an expert witness in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and York counties.
Steve Turner, Esq., is anti-human trafficking trainer, consultant, and advocate with SVT Strategies LLC. He provides professional training to identify the signs, symptoms, and indicators of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence while also serving as a consultant to governmental, law enforcement, medical, social service, non-profit, and corporate entities. He is a former crisis advocate coordinator and training specialist for YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and had an extensive career with the Governor’s Office of General Counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including serving as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of State.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.50 ASWB
- 1.50 Attendance