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- May 4, '10 by JustinTJI use the Littman Cardiology III. I wanted a traditional bell and diaphram. It came in handy during peds rotation. However, a lot of the nurses on my floor use really craptastic scopes.
Earlier this week, we had a patient return from surgery with a NG tube. My preceptor couldn't hear the air when checking placement. She couldn't hear bowel sounds either. I used mine and heard the air and hypoactive bowel sounds. Gave my scope to her to make sure I was correct, and she confirmed it.
Get a good scope, because you need to be able to hear what's going on clearly and without worrying about missing something important.
- Jun 18, '10 by StayLostMaster Cardiology here.. when the docs round they always ask to use my stethoscope. In fact, I am so used to the acoustics that it's hard to hear out of other nurses stethoscopes.
- Jul 17, '10 by chebre62lol, I remember working with Rick (an excellent RN) and he had a cheap $10 stethoscope. When asked about it, he said "if I can hear it with this, it's clinically significant! Along those lines, if you can hear something like wheezes or crackles without a scope it's clinically significant. Personally, though, I have a master littman.