How do I choose a stethoscope? Please help! - page 2

by laurasjj

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Hi! I am a new nursing student, and I have to buy a stethoscope. I really don't know what to look for...there are just so many choices. What brand is best? What length should I use? Is latex free better than the others? I would... Read More


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    Hi,,,,,I would buy a 20$ stethoscope....reason being....unless your going to be working in critical care......the times I lost, misplaced, or lent to someone......and never seen again are numerous.......so in that event try a cheaper stethoscope first...they work well.....Denise

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    I bought a sprague rappaport and one day the head just fell off. So I bought another one and the same thing happened. I decided that if I was going to spend X amount of $ every time I turned around I would just go ahead and invest in a Littman - bought the Cardiology II and it was great until it sprouted legs 7 years later. So I bought a Littman lightweight for about $50 and couldn't even hear a blood pressure through it - and lung sounds? forget it! So through my workplace and payroll deduction I bought a Littman Master Cardiology for about $127 and it was the best investment I could have made.

    Go ahead and get a good one that will last you for years and take good care of it. You're going to eventually have to spend the money anyway. Get one you can hear well through and that will last.

    Best of luck
    Babs


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