CASES OF NOTEIdentification and Management of Human Trafficking Victims in the Emergency DepartmentHachey, Lisa M. DNP, CNM; Phillippi, Julia C. PhD, CNMAuthor Information Department of Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (Dr Hachey); and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee (Dr Phillippi). Corresponding Author: Lisa M. Hachey, DNP, CNM, Department of Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health, University of Cincinnati, 9767 Acton Ct, Cincinnati, OH 45241 (email@example.com). Dr. Phillippi receives workload support from the VUMC Faculty Research Scholars Program.Disclosure: The authors have no conflict of interests to disclose. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: January/March 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 1 - p 31-51 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000138 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract Health care practitioners serve an important role in identification and assistance of human trafficking victims. Advanced practice registered nurses, including certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners, are in a unique position to interact with persons trafficked and seen in the clinical setting, yet they require knowledge to identify the signs of human trafficking. Lack of training and education has been identified as a barrier for health care professionals to recognize human trafficking victims and implement needed health care services (M. Chisolm-Straker, L. D. Richardson, & T. Cossio, 2012; C. Ross et al., 2015). Barriers to identification and management include gap in knowledge about the process to screen for trafficking, to assist victims, and to make referrals. A patient-centered, trauma-informed approach can provide a safe environment to sensitively screen patients for human trafficking. Advanced practice registered nurses should be able to assess for trafficking indicators, collaborate with multidisciplinary service providers, and ensure understanding and availability of federal, state, and local resources to manage the care of victims of trafficking. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.