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Happy National Locum Tenens Week 2020! [VIDEO]

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    PAs and NPs Play an Increasing Role in Healthcare

    Much of the United States is facing a serious shortage of healthcare providers. The health provider shortfall is especially acute for primary care professionals, and especially in rural areas. Read on to learn how PAs and NPs play a role in combating this shortage....

    Luke Curtis, MD, MS Luke Curtis, MD, MS | July 30, 2020

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    Genius Things to do on Sunday for a Successful Week

    Sunday is a different day of the week for most of us as hospitalists, so, to clarify, I’m referring to the day before you start your string of shifts. To have a successful week, think through your goals for each week on Sunday....

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | July 30, 2020

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    Assembling Your Financial Team

    Leaving residency, most of us know how to manage sepsis, DKA, pneumonia, heart failure and stroke, but we may not have a clue about how to manage our finances or service our school debt. We have the general idea that we need to make more than we spend, but our debt repayment is so high, that’s impos...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | July 21, 2020

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    Hobbies That Travel Well

    Just because you're on the road doesn't mean you need to set aside hobbies you enjoy. Wondering what hobbies are particularly amenable to a locum tenens' lifestyle? Here are eight portable ways to enjoy your free time away from home. The first few are best suited for metropolitan areas while the fin...

    Teresa Otto, MD Teresa Otto, MD | July 15, 2020

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    Guide to Reopening After COVID-19 [Free Download]

    As a partner and a resource in the area of staffing, licensing, and credentialing, Barton Associates has created a guide to reopening, to be used by your hospital, clinic, or small facility. Broken up into three sections, the guide includes a detailed list of points to discuss as you reope...

    Barton Team Barton Team | June 09, 2020

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    Interview with First Time Locum Greg J., NP [VIDEO]

    Have you been inspired by healthcare professionals across the globe who responding to COVID-19? Greg J., NP was, so he took his first locum tenens assignment through Barton on Long Island as a result. In this video, he talks about how the assignment has gone so far. ...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | June 03, 2020

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    Recommendations for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Perioperative Period

    We all strive to do right by our patients, including abiding by their wishes surrounding resuscitation during surgery. I’m guilty of visibly cringing when I see the dreaded Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) sticker on the front of the chart. “This is a bad sign,” crosses my mind. In the brief amount of time ...

    Teresa Otto, MD Teresa Otto, MD | May 21, 2020

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    Maintain Healthy Relationships While Commuting

    How do you maintain healthy relationships while you commute hundreds or thousands of miles to work? It can be hard enough when you commute 30 or 60 minutes to work, what happens when you leave for a week at a time?...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | May 18, 2020

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    Medical Documents: Tips for Staying Organized

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and credit, Medical License and Board certifications, Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and more! There are so many documents that healthcare providers need to keep track of. Having an...

    Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD | May 12, 2020

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    Mental Health Trends in America Due to COVID-19

    For the past several weeks, the Mental Health Association of America (MHA) has been using its unique database to monitor daily increase in anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the MHA’s screening data, Americans experienced a 19 percent increase in screening for clinical anxi...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | May 06, 2020