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Reflections on the AANP National Conference

At this time of the year, thousands nurse practitioners attend the national NP meeting. Other than the obvious accrual of required continuing education credits, for me, conferences are the perfect opportunity to connect in real time with other thinkers and doers in our profession. I go to be inspired by the words of our founders and leaders, encouraged by the states that have achieved full practice authority, but mostly to be among people who share my goals to improve patient care through education. This year, I had a unique and more than wonderful experience. Dave Mittman, P.A., DFAAPA, asked me to […]



As a senior travel specialist, I often receive rental car inquiries, and requests to modify existing rental car reservations. Here are some tips and tricks for some of your most common rental car queries that, hopefully, will help you next time you rent! Barton’s primary rental vender is Avis. Although we have direct bill set up with Hertz and Enterprise, we encourage all of our providers to choose Avis so you have the option to receive great benefits, like free upgrades and short wait times when picking up your car. RENTAL CAR CLASSES & VENDORS Have you ever picked up […]


Barton’s Friday Favorites (The Summer Edition)

In celebration of the first week of summer, here is a list of Barton’s favorite summer healthcare tips and blogs! Part of the locum tenens experience is the opportunity to travel to different healthcare facilities across the country. However, the only thing separating many healthcare providers from testing out different specialties and work environments is an airplane ride. Without being fully prepared for your departure, that time in the sky, whether it is a couple of hours to a day or more, can take a toll on your health.  Here are a few simple, precautionary ways to stay healthy while […]


Emergency Departments Prepare for Increased Summer Patient Volume

When most people think of the summer season, beaches and barbeques are the first things to come to mind. However, for emergency departments across the nation, summer is colloquially referred to as “trauma season”.  With daylight savings and students on summer break, days have become longer and summer leisure time increases.  As a result, there is a rise in emergency department (ED) visits. This increase in patient volume is largely a result of injuries sustained through activities commonly enjoyed during the summer months. The activities that produce many of these injuries consist of bicycle riding, swimming, jumping on trampolines, and […]


Barton’s Friday Favorites (The Travel Edition)

Traveling plays an important role for locum tenens providers. Check out our favorite travel list below!  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Saint Augustine From portable speakers to small mementos, check out our list for the best travel accessories to bring on your next locum tenens assignments! “When a little boy left his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, at the Tampa International Airport, employees took the toy on adventure. They documented the journey in a photo book before the boy returned to pick up his stuffed animal.” Click here for story Congratulations! You have […]