Human Trafficking - Part 1 - We Must Make a Difference
Recorded On: 02/12/2020
Nursing Home Administrators and Licensed Nurses have continuing education requirements encompassing training on identification and reporting procedures Human Trafficking. Human trafficking affects millions of men, women and children around the world including the United States. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
Traffickers look for people who are susceptible for a variety of reasons, including psychological or emotional vulnerability, economic hardship, lack of a social safety net, natural disasters, or political instability. The trauma caused by the traffickers can be so great that many may not identify themselves as victims or ask for help, even in highly public settings.
Understanding how to identify and report potential human trafficking crimes to law enforcement is paramount to the safety of the public as well as the victim. Together we can make a difference.
Angie Szumlinski (Moderator)
Director of Risk Management, HealthCap RMS
Ms. Szumlinski is a dedicated, proven leader in long-term care with a wealth of experience in operational and clinical aspects of the industry. Experienced as an Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator, and as an independent consultant Ms. Szumlinski is respected for success in assisting facilities with achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance. Ms. Szumlinski has strong leadership abilities with an interdisciplinary team approach to implementing and monitoring quality systems. Previous owner of two skilled nursing facilities in the state of Michigan Ms. Szumlinski is the Director of HealthCap Risk Management Services.
Erica Holman (Moderator)
Senior Risk Manager, HealthCap RMS
Erica Holman, BA, LMSW, LNHA, CDP works nationally as a Risk Management Consultant with HealthCap RMS. Erica has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1995 and she specializes in “regulatory distress” by developing plans of correction, person-centered care programs, education and systems to attain and maintain quality improvement initiatives. Erica has expertise in employee recruitment and retention, transitioning ownership, QAPI and 5-star ratings. Erica has been a Silver Examiner for the AHCA Quality Awards program since 2010 and serves as the Social Work consultant for the Health Care Association of Michigan.
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