Human Trafficking Education

Practical Identification and Interventions for Healthcare Workers

HaysMed Continuing Education Professional Development

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for these sessions is currently closed.

*Continuing Education Credits

*All provided continuing education certificates are valid for the listed professional licensures in the state of Kansas. Please check with your state’s licensing organization(s) to verify your ability to submit credits issued for the following in the state of Kansas:

CNE Hays Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The course offering is approved for 2.0 contact hour applicable for RN or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT0021- 1138.

RESPIRATORY THERAPY The Hays Medical Center Respiratory Care Continuing Education Evaluator on behalf of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has approved this program for 2.0 CRCE hours. Providership No 004 .

PT/OT Paperwork will be provided to submit to KOTA and KPTA for Credits.

Three sessions available:

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 8-10 AM
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, noon – 2 PM
  • Friday, March 1, 2024, 9-11 AM

In-Person Option

  • HaysMed – 2220 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS 67601 – Hadley Rooms (Entrance C)
  • Meal will be provided
  • Limit 100 attendees per session

Zoom Option Available

Program overview

While being trafficked, 90% of victims interact with healthcare workers, but they are only identified 5% of the time. This program is designed to increase the identification of human trafficking and exploitation victims and examine response by hospital staff, forensic nurses, advocates, forensic interviewers, and other professionals.


Following this program, the participants can be expected to:

  1. Apply techniques to identify a trafficking victim in the healthcare setting.
  2. Apply ways to build rapport with trafficking victims in the healthcare setting.
  3. Identify exploitation situations in the healthcare setting.
  4. Examine opportunities to ensure facilities are equipped to handle difficult situations.


Heidi Olson, RN, MSN, CPN, SANE-P
Founder and President, Paradigm Shift Training and Consulting

Planning Committee

Trisha Haskell, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Doris Rack, RN, Amy Braun, LSCSW, Amy George, MSN, RN, Shawn Hoss, Jessica Seib, MSN, RN, IBCLC, RNC-OB, Chris Schumacher, MSN, MS, RN, NPD-BC, Michelle Yohe, BA, Jaylea Black, LSCSW, Jeff Brull, MS, CFRE, Leanna Swart, BA, Debbie McLaren