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Looking for a good stethoscope

  1. 0 I'm looking for a good stethoscope? Any ideas? Thanks in advance
  2. 16 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  Paws2people profile page
    Littman Master Classic 2 Any Littman will do though.
  4. Visit  QTpie1997 profile page
    Littman all the way!!
  5. Visit  havehope profile page
    Not sure if your in nursing school, but as a CNA I haven't had to use a stethoscope since I've been working. Just trying to save some money if you were buying one solely on working as a CNA. :-)
    gummi bear likes this.
  6. Visit  WannaBNursey profile page
    If you're in nursing school, I suggest a Littmann, they're wonderful! If you're not in nursing school and plan to actively work as a CNA, I don't think that you need to worry about stethoscopes. Most places provide them if they have you do manual bp.
    havehope likes this.
  7. Visit  GerminatorRN profile page
    I have a Littmann Classic II S.E. got it for around $70. It's been great so far!
    JediGypsyHustler likes this.
  8. Visit  grubb250 profile page
    I have a littmann cardiac III. I love it. I'm able to hear things other people can not.
  9. Visit  Nursestudent14 profile page
    I have a Littman cardiology III and love it. It was kind of expensive, but stethoscopes will last you for many years!
  10. Visit  CNAMichelleC profile page
    I am a CNA, working home health/hospice for my local med center. They did provide me with a stethoscope but I couldn't hear a thing through it. I ended up buying an MDF for about $25. For taking vitals, it's fabulous! Plus the company provides replacement parts for life.
  11. Visit  rivershark2005 profile page
    Another vote for a Littmann Lightweight II SE. I think allheart sells them for around $50. I paid $55 for mine in a scrub shop. My mom is an RRT and left her Master Cardiologist at home one day and had to use my Lightweight and said it was every bit as good as hers, just shorter and has a plastic rather than aluminum housing around the diaphragm. Just depends on how much change you wanna spend.
  12. Visit  token787 profile page
    I only buy Littman
  13. Visit  rivershark2005 profile page
    Allheart just listed a 20% of sale on Littmann stethoscopes. Just in case anyone is in the market.
  14. Visit  hawksrn2014 profile page
    What field are you in? Is this for work or school? I bought a $12.95 sprague stethoscope and it works wonderfully (I'm a nursing student). All my instructors told us to hold off buying anything expensive until we graduated if we really needed to.
    nguyency77 likes this.