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Old 09-21-2007, 10:23 PM
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I now use the Littman Cardiology II (I think). It's one step down from the Cardiology III. It works great - paid about $175 for it and I treat it like it is solid gold. I wanted one with the amplifier in it (too many rock concerts = decreased ability to hear rales) but it was about $600 dollars. I'm sure for that price it would develop it's own legs and walk off.
Kim, For that price it should have it's very own alarm system!

I keep mine in my drawer at my desk. I only take it own when I do Treatments and then it stays on my neck until I'm back to my desk.

It has my name on a taggy thingie on it, maybe that's why it never walked away at the hospital.
I keep my crappy prestige in my car.....you know...in case I need it. (Just had an idea for a new thread!)
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:39 AM
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I have a cardiology III. I work in a PICU and lots of time our patients are not moving a lot of air, or have murmurs, so it is great.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:30 PM
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I received my Littman Model 3000 Electronic Stethescope just the other day. I've been playing with it at home and I simply love it. It's light weight, I can increase the sounds with a touch of a button and it filters out about 75% of room noise, which at my age seems to make a difference. It's not real short like the older Littman's were and YES, I did get it engraved.

It works on a single AAA batter and shuts off after 3 minutes when you are not messing around with it. I can also shut it off manually as well. I can go from the diaphram to the bell without turning the stethescope over or pressing harder against the chest.

I really like it.

When I get back to work and start to use it for real, I'll give you the downside to it too.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:36 PM
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Wow MyOwnWoman! That is so neat, I've never heard of an electronic stethoscope before! I didn't even know they existed!

"Single AAA battery provides up to 200 hours (approximately 6 months) of use." Now that is high-tech. A stethoscope with a battery? Very cool.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:58 PM
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This is turning into a sale forum for Littmann® Stethoscope. I personally have a SPRAGUE DX™. It wasn't too expensive US$19.98 and I have had no trouble hearing through it. People have had the ultra sound, clear sound and other Littmann (not cardiology II, III) and have had real trouble using them.

Mine has my name written on the tubes (Royal Blue) and it is also tagged with a stethoscope tag.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:27 PM
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Haha, P/J. I have to admit that a lot of people do use the Littmann Stethoscopes, but that's what kind was sold to nursing students here. I'm pretty sure if it was another brand, we all would have that brand, but we all bought the Littmann Stethoscope. Mine is black and does have a tag and my name on it.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:36 PM
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Well, I got my electronic Littmann!!!!!

Actually, it runs on ONE AA battery. Best investment I have ever made.

I paid about $260 for it and the clarity is unbelievable.

However, if you are planning on getting one I do have one bit of advice:

Do NOT turn it up all the way the first time you use it!

Like Spinal Tap, I tried to "turn it up to eleven" (or 18 as the case may be). My daughter coughed and nearly blew my eardrums into my cerebellum. I find that "four" is a good level for me.

Trust me, you will hear rales and bowel sounds - nothing can hide!!!
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:05 PM
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I have loved my Littman Classic II since nursing school (everyone wanted to borrow it, and soon started buying their own). It was so much clearer than the other types I tried....

Of course, now I am sitting here wanting an electronic one... thanks a lot you guys!!!
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, really!

One of the docs always has a fancy electronic one around his neck; I'm always tempted to ask him if I can try it.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:41 PM
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Okay Kim...here is the question.... have you tried listening to breath sounds over a gown with your electronic stethescope? When I attempted it, (which isn't a good practice to all you new nurses out there, an assessment needs to be done on bare skin), all I could hear is the ruffling of the fabric. I kind of grinned because I knew I shouldn't be doing it that way in the first place! :blush:
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