Emergency Medicine News:
Letter to the Editor
Medical zebras are fascinating to everyone, health care worker and lay person alike. I think many of these cases are hidden behind black and white text, and the true colors never quite shine through.
This ingenious idea to create a forum for posting these photographic rarities is invaluable to the medical community. ('Instagram for Doctors,” EMN 2014;36:22; http://bit.ly/1eVVnBB.) It will sharpen clinical identification skills and spark the curiosities of possibly burned out providers. I know that I, as a nursing student, rely heavily on pictures and hands-on clinical experience to really know a disease or condition. For those maladies that occur very rarely, documentation will help the next provider identify it more quickly.
I also appreciate the multiple safeguards in the Figure 1 app to protect privacy and the moderators assigned to monitor the conversations. I wholeheartedly support this app, and will be sharing it with my fellow providers!
Margeaux L. Marquiss