NP 371: Tips for Clinical Photography
Medical photography has become an important part of clinical practice. Photographs are taken as part of the routine medical record; to verify location of suspicious lesion on the skin; to monitor the severity, extent, and improvement of dermatologic conditions; to educate patients and other providers; and as a core part of telemedicine. Smartphone-based digital photography is widely available and easy to use, yet most medical personnel have never received training on ways to take clinically accurate, highly focused photographs. In this presentation, we will review the “Ten Commandments of smartphone photography.”
Apply photographic techniques that will improve clinical communications and medical records.