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Old 09-18-2007, 04:54 PM
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Smile What stethoscope do you have?

Since I've been on Nursing Voices, I've been staring at that stethoscope image at the top.

So my question is, what stethoscope do you have? Do you have stethoscope covers too?

I own a 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. I don't have any stethoscope covers or anything and I'm not really planning to get a stethoscope cover in the near future. I do have a little bag to hold my stethoscope in when I'm not at clinical and it is super cute.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:42 PM
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I have a Littman...not sure what kind but I think it was one of the cheaper ones. It was a gift.

I'll never use anything else. I had a "Prestige" in nursing school and it was crap....could barely hear with those.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:38 AM
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I used to have a Littman but it walked away and I haven't replaced it. In the MICU (where I used to work) we always had to use the crappy disposable steths b/c everyone was on isolation.

Thanks for the reminder, though. I will need one for my new job next week!
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:22 AM
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That was what a lot of my professors told me, that a stethoscope will "walk away" and to always have it. However, I have seen stethoscopes lying around here and there on the units I've been on, so it is kind of weird.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:29 AM
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A lot of people spend the extra money to get them personalized. In retrospect I think this would have been worth it. I've personally gone through 2 Littmans in 2 years and I didn't personalize either of them.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:20 AM
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That was what a lot of my professors told me, that a stethoscope will "walk away" and to always have it. However, I have seen stethoscopes lying around here and there on the units I've been on, so it is kind of weird.
To show you how long I've been a nurse, back in 1979 we were told that buying a pink stethoscope would keep it safe because no doctor would walk off with a PINK one around HIS neck.

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.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:39 AM
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To show you how long I've been a nurse, back in 1979 we were told that buying a pink stethoscope would keep it safe because no doctor would walk off with a PINK one around HIS neck.
Kim, that is hilarious!!!

They should sell insurance policies for some of the more expensive steths.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:03 PM
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I bought one off of Amazon a few years ago (I can't even remember what it was - probably a Littman) and it was the prettiest light blue. I called it "the pretty lady."

I managed to hang on to that thing for quite awhile until I recently went back to work. I managed to leave it on the unit one day after I went home and haven't seen it since.

I should have personalized it I guess.

I told the flex nurse to keep an eye out for it
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:46 PM
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I have a Littman Master Classic II. I like the single bell. I started out with the Classic II with the dual bell, which, as a learner was easier to use, but I found that I get much better sound quality with the Master.

And I use a cover--it's better than having that latex against your skin and it serves to identify it.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:08 PM
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I just purchased and haven't received it yet the Littmann Model 3000 Eletronic Stethescope. It is suppose to filter out extrenuous noises and focus on the noise inside the chest. I'm hoping it's good and I can hear more efficiently the sounds of the heart and lungs. I had it engraved.

I RARELY lend my stethescopes out to the doctors who can't seem to buy their own. I simply tell them I have a raging ear infection or I'm prone to ear infection (both of which are lies.) I'm going straight to hell, I just know it.
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