Victim-Centered Simulation: Care of The Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Patient

Katie Bush | September 22 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Room 3010A

The presenter will explain simulation’s role in ensuring holistic education is provided to healthcare professionals regarding current medical processes, development and implementation of victim-based simulation, and community resources for healthcare providers and victims. The presenter will discuss programs already implemented within the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center at the University of Toledo.
Human Trafficking Recognition was developed in response to research indicating 87% of victims receiving medical treatment during captivity went unrecognized. This portion of the presentation will discuss the implementation of educational sessions and how they provide a framework for simulation scenarios. Utilizing both simulators and standardized patients, learners will observe the challenges in recognizing victims through video footage of simulations where red flags were incorporated into patient history and interaction.

Sexual Assault Patient Education has been developed into simulation for the purposes of enhancing Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training and to provide insight to other interprofessional providers on how this patient population should be cared for. This presentation will emphasize the benefits SANE programs gain from simulation practice and provide insight into development of curriculum for disciplines that do not regularly interact with sexual assault patients.

Presentation Objectives:

·         To identify innovative approaches to developing and implementing simulation scenarios with a focus on forensic science education.

·         To learn to incorporate new methods of training to augment SANE program education, competency and educate providers that work in areas lacking SANE resources.

To gain appreciation for the role healthcare providers play in identifying human trafficking victims and caring for the sexual assault patient. Presentation Objectives:

·         To provide the results of the 2015 & 2016 Youth Experience Survey

·         Contrast non-sex trafficking needs with victims of trafficking to help guide client needs

·         To discuss how to expand prevention and interventions for trafficking victims within a homeless, youth serving program

·         To build engagement strategies for existing clients to share their experiences and access services

To leverage community partners for needs such as legal, medical and housing.

Presentation Objectives:

·         To learn what human trafficking looks like in rural communities

About the Presenter