Barton Associates partnered with VSee, a video conferencing software company, to test the use of the company’s telemedicine field kit in a Shell oilfield in Nigeria. Shell, a longtime user of VSee, uses video conferencing to connect with oil facilities located in remote and sometimes harsh environments. Recently, the company tested the possibility of using the VSee telemedicine kit to deliver telehealth services to employees working at the Shell Nigeria Bonga Field. VSee’s telemedicine kit is a lightweight, waterproof, and durable briefcase that houses a variety of medical devices including otoscopes and dermascopes. The medical devices integrate with a small computer screen that facilitates a video conference link with a physician in a different location. VSee has used the telemedicine kit in several humanitarian missions, including a recent trip to Gabon. Using the kit, residents of the small village of Junke were able to teleconference with physicians at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, which is 40 minutes away. At the Nigeria oilfield, technicians connected with a cardiologist located in Nevada, who was provided by Barton Associates. The technicians used an e-stethoscope that allowed the cardiologist to hear a patient’s lungs. The team also shared an oxygen saturation graph and 3-lead EKG with the cardiologist in real time using the VSee telemedicine kit. Barton Associates is proud to be a part of this test and is excited about the possibilities of using telemedicine to connect locum tenens physicians and nurse practitioners with patients throughout the U.S. and abroad. Barton Associates has placed many locum tenens physicians and nurse practitioners on telemedicine assignments and will continue to support healthcare organizations that have telehealth staffing needs.