Intimate partner violence and human trafficking occur in every state, Texas is no exception. One in three women and one in seven men in Texas are impacted by intimate partner violence and Texas ranked second in the nation on the National Human Trafficking Hotline’s reported cases. Because over half of the victims trafficked seek health care it is important for health care professionals to understand and be able to recognize both victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking. Register for this CNE activity to learn more about the incredible work the speakers have done and how use of evidence-based assessment tools is crucial in identifying victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking.
Learning Outcome: At the end of this activity, participants will report understanding of the importance of nurses’ role in identifying intimate partner violence and human trafficking victims.
Heather Scroggins, MSN, RN-BC
Heather Scroggins has been a registered nurses for 22 years all at JPS Health Network. She earned her MSN in Nursing Informatics from Texas Tech University Health Science Center and is board certificated in nursing informatics. Heather is an active member of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) where she serves on her local Dallas/Fort Worth ANIA Board as the Treasurer. Her current role in informatics includes operationalizing initiatives into the electronic health record (EHR) as an EMR Clinical Liaison. DFW Hospital council awarded her the 2019 Community Service Employee of the year for her efforts in human trafficking.
Mary Ann Conreras, RN
Mary Ann Contreras has been a nurse 38 years specializing in the field of trauma, emergency and critical care. Her practice comes from a compilation of experience in the state of Texas, Virginia and Florida. Currently, she is the Violence and Injury Prevention Manager at JPS Health Network, the Level One Trauma Center in Fort Worth Texas. In this position she studies trauma, behavior, environment and policy to develop, implement and evaluate prevention initiatives. She is active in regional and state trauma advisory councils, the Texas Injury Prevention Leadership Collaborative and other community collaborations. Mary Ann was named one of the DFW Great 100 nurses for 2019.
To receive credit for this continuing nursing education activity, the participant must:
• Register for the webinar;
• Attend the entire webinar;
• Complete and submit the activity evaluation survey
• Once successful completion is achieved “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be e-mailed to participants 7 days post the activity
Participants successfully completing this activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hours.
Texas Nurses Association/Foundation Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.
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