The United Nations (UN) defines human trafficking (HT) as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, or deception for the purpose of exploitation“.
What is human trafficking? How prevalent is it? What are the red flags? How can I use the history and assessment to raise my index of suspicion? How do I advocate for my patient?
Join our conversation with Dr. Lindsay Cheskes, EM Resident at The Ottawa Hospital, to learn the answers to these questions, and more!
Human trafficking: what do paramedics need to know?
Dr. Lindsay Cheskes
Dr. Cheskes is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, Department of Emergency Medicine.