I just got my new Ultrascope!

  1. and it totally rocks! fits my personality anyways...
    i got the light green stick figure nurse head with hot pink tubing... my roommate thought it was a toy...
    i cant wait to use it... ive only tested it on myself and my dog...
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  3. by   LPN1974
    Quote from deLite
    and it totally rocks! fits my personality anyways...
    i got the light green stick figure nurse head with hot pink tubing... my roommate thought it was a toy...
    i cant wait to use it... ive only tested it on myself and my dog...

    Well, tell me what is so special about this type of scope?
    Can you hear all that much better?
    Maybe I need to get one.
    How much do they cost?
  4. by   lisamc1RN
    I love my ultrascope! Enjoy!
  5. by   nurseyNJNYC
    Quote from LPN1974
    Well, tell me what is so special about this type of scope?
    Can you hear all that much better?
    Maybe I need to get one.
    How much do they cost?
    - to tell you the truth... i was initially in search of a hot pink stethoscope... yeah im a kid... and a starving artist turned nursing student... so i needed so i needed something super tacky to go with my ugly puke green collared uniform... found this forum... and ended up searching for stethoscope info... and that's how i found out about the ultrascope... there are many choices and combinations to customize and engraving options to personalize it (ive read in these forums that people may steal others' stethoscopes... the good ones are pretty damn expensive)... and on the practical end, functions great... i paid $106 for the stethoscope, engraving, and s&h... and it shipped quickly from rnsupply.com
    - try typing in ultrascope in the forum search to get a feel for what other people say about it... always research ur product
    they also have a maxiscope, which is cheaper, if youre just searching for a colored one, without the flashy head...
  6. by   Headhurt
    I love my Ultrascope. I got a beach scene on mine with blue tubing. I can leave that thing laying around anywhere on the unit, and no one touches it.

    A patient remarked the other night that it sort of looks like a yo-yo.
  7. by   stidget99
    I got an Ultrascope for totally different reasons. I've tried the various Littmans and the other cheaper stethoscopes. I bought the Ultrascope because of my failing hearing. I was worried that I was missing key info on my assessments. After researching, I learned that there is an Ultrascope for those like me. It's just a double tubed stethoscope but I hear so much better w/ it. Also, as was said previously, you can personalize yours. I got the black tubing w/ the milk cow looking head. I am the only person from WI working up there (other than the director) so it's not likely to get swiped.
  8. by   nurse_wannabe
    I got the sunset beach scene with orange tubing a few weeks ago. It cost around $80 b/c the uniform store was having a 20% off sale on them through March. Kind of expensive, but it's an early graduation present. (Now if I can only last until graduation!)

    Anyway, I used it for the first time at clinicals Wednesday and I was extremely pleased at how much easier it was to hear blood pressures. I was at a doc office that day, so that's pretty much all I used it for, but I've listened to my own heart and lung sounds and I just love the acoustics.

    I would like to have mine engraved. Where exactly is it engraved? On the clear plastic part or on the background scene part?
  9. by   nurseyNJNYC
    Quote from nurse_wannabe

    I would like to have mine engraved. Where exactly is it engraved? On the clear plastic part or on the background scene part?
    on the clear plastic part
  10. by   LeahSusan
    I was thinking about buying an Ultrascope, (this will be my first steth, I'm a new nursing student), but I was worried that with the big plastic end it would be too heavy? Do any of you have trouble with it slipping to one side if you wear it around your neck?
  11. by   Jennerizer
    The ultrascope isn't heavy at all. No problems with it slipping to one side. If anything, it's lighter than most stethescopes & much more attractive.

    Jen
    http://journals.aol.com/jennerizer/nurse/
  12. by   LeahSusan
    Jen,
    Thanks so much for the info. I agree the Ultrascopes are def. much more attractive. I think all of the colors and designs are a great idea, brings you a little happiness whenever you look at it (atleast that's the way it would be with me). And it's much better than those ugly drab colors most stethoscopes come in!
  13. by   nurseyNJNYC
    i'v been using it at clinicals... nursing home setting... the pink and neon green always catched the eye of my residents... and it works great... i can hear apical pulses through layers of clothing of uncooperative patients... not heavy at all...
  14. by   SoonToBeNurse
    :hatparty: Hi all, just to add my 2 cents...I LOVE MY ULTRASCOPE!!! I have used Litmann, "cheapos", sprague, etc...and I can hear WAY better with my ultrascope! and as a plus...mine has blue tubing and a horses head in the head whis perfectly suits my personality! I got mine off eBay....$68 shipping and everything....and it was new, still in the box ....and no they are not a heavy as the other "good" steths, heavier than the cheapos.

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