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Old 07-10-2008, 01:37 AM
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Default Stethoscope question

First, maybe we could have a forum about techie gadgets or things that veteran nurses use that make the job easier: shoes, scrubs, stethoscopes, etc. Unless we already have one, and I overlooked it, LOL

Okay, so I got a gift from my dad for graduating, he basically told me I couold have anything I wanted (equipment wise) and I decided on an electronic stethoscope. The Thinklabs ds32a, to be exact.

I'm worried about not being able to hear in noisy environments (ie, the ER or whatever) and so I did some looking around and it seems like this one is the one for me. (I named her Lucille.)

Anyone have one? Do you like it, or hate it? Why?

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Old 07-14-2008, 09:31 PM
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OOOhw, the big guns!! I have a 'Prestige Medical Traditional Spraque Stethoscope' and haven't had any trouble with it in the ED, in fact I have been able to hear suff that other nurses can't hear. However i usually can't hear what the patient is saying when I am use it. Having soft ear tips helps keep environmental noise out. I also read that having two 'tubes' also increases the volume of sounds. However I was using another nurse's Littmann light touch cardiology the other day (in the ED) and loved it (this will be my new one when I finish this year).

I haven't seen doctors using an electric stethoscope yet, however I haven't worked in Cardiology. If you feel that it is going to help your practice, go ahead!
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