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    NP Scope of Practice Series: California

    Generally, California is more restrictive for NPs than other states. The state dictates the majority of scope requirements. That being said, in California, NPs are considered to be primary care providers. Most states allow this, but regardless, this gives NPs the opportunity to practice independentl...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 30, 2020

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    PA Scope of Practice Series: California

    Generally, California is more restrictive for PAs than other states. The state dictates the majority of scope requirements, which does not allow the PA to practice independently. That being said, the structure may be preferable to some providers. Since the facility is able to determine their own sco...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 28, 2020

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    A Day in the Life of a CRNA

    Can you believe CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) have been providing anesthesia services in the U.S. for over 150 years? During the American Civil War, nurses provided anesthesia services to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. During WWI, they became the predominant anesthesia provid...

    Sonya Brown, CRNA Sonya Brown, CRNA | January 23, 2020

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    Can a CRNA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Happy National CRNA Week 2020! Here at Barton Associates, we’d like to thank the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for sponsoring this exciting week of appreciation. We’d also like to acknowledge the hospitals, practices, and companies nationwide who support this talented group of me...

    Barton Team Barton Team | January 22, 2020

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    Lessons from the Career of a Locum CRNA — Renee S.

    Renee S. is a newly retired CRNA. Out of almost 50 years of her career in healthcare, she spent 15 years as a locum tenens provider. “It worked out really well,” she said. “I mean, like I said, [my locum tenens work] went on for 15 years. That was in 2004. In 2007, I even branched out to the Virgin ...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | January 20, 2020

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    7 Ways to Show Your Value in the Operating Room

    You seem to fit perfectly in the organization’s anesthesia department and hope to extend your stay. From learning a surgeon’s preferences, to properly documenting the care you give, here are seven ways to show you’re a valuable member of the surgical team:...

    Teresa Otto, MD Teresa Otto, MD | January 16, 2020

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    Backstage at Barton: Introducing Hannah N.

    Hannah N. started her career with Barton Associates in November of 2018 as a clinical services group (CSG) group manager for account management at Barton’s Austin, Texas office. One of Hannah’s favorite things about Barton Associates is her coworkers. “I love the people here,” she said. “Obviously ...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 14, 2020

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    Locum Tenens Tax Webinar 2020: Featuring Andrew D. Schwartz, CPA

    Tax season is a headache for everyone, but it seemingly becomes more complicated for independent contractors. Luckily for you, it doesn't need to be that way. It is important to learn how to handle your unique tax situation, and this year, Barton Associates is here to help you through the process....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 13, 2020

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    How to Come Back From a Bad Day

    We’ve all had them. Phone calls interrupt you every time you try to place an order. You don’t have time to review a patient’s chart without being called away for an emergency. You spill coffee on your clothes. Something. Anything. Everything. Your least favorite nurse and ER doctor are on duty with ...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | January 09, 2020

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    Vacation Between Assignments

    How do you relax during your locum assignment “down” time? Finding things you can do, exciting or relaxing, is an important part of your daily life. Identify things you can do – a half hour, an hour, an afternoon, a day, a weekend, a week. Make as long a list as you can. Then, make a point of doing ...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | January 07, 2020