Stethscope

  1. I have a stethscope I used in nursing school, but I want a new one because I can hear my fingers move on the bell and can't concentrate on the the BP, Respiration,and heart beats that I have to get. I joke with my friends and family that I have bionic ears. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS of one you like and use.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   RNatLast2002
    I have used an ultrascope since my second year of nursing school and I love it. Many of the nurses on my unit also use the ultrascope. once you learn to use it the proper way nothing else will compare.

    Paula
  4. by   Carleigh
    Is ultrascope a brand name like Littmann? How does cost compare to the Littmann?
    Thanks!
  5. by   Mkue
    i have a littman cardiology iii, it's really nice, i'm a student.
  6. by   pc1004rn
    I got my stethscope from Thomas Medical Inc. Its kinda funky. It has a bigger bell than the ordinary ones, but you can hear the heart over a thick layer of towel. You can fold a towel 5 times and still hear the heart over all those layers. I love it. You can look them up on the web www.thomasmedical.com or call 800-556-0349. I think the student price is $39.00. The only thing is that you have to buy a separate bell for peds. Hope it helps. =)

    ps-if you end up getting one...let me know how you like it.
  7. by   lyndalous
    HI
    I just bought the Littman Master of Cardiology. It was costly 150 dollars. But I can hear everything with it. I love it. Many of the nurses on my floor also have it too.
  8. by   emily_mom
    I bought the Littman Cardiology III. I also absolutely love it. Watch www.allheart.com, as I got mine on sale for $117. Make sure you have it engraved (I did mine on the metal part), as they tend to grow legs and walk away. I had mine engraved at a local trophy shop, and it's worked well.

    Kristy
  9. by   lyndalous
    Yes... I also had mine engraved on the metel part!
  10. by   lyndalous
    opps "metal" sorry spelling is bad after working last night and getting no sleep!

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