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Best Stethoscope?

  1. 0 New nursing student here and I'm wondering what everyone recommends as far as a stethoscope. I'm looking to make a one time good investment so price isn't really too much of a concern.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. 22 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    Try doing a search for opinions. There are a lot of threads on this subject.

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  4. Visit  RedHeaded2bNurse16 profile page
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    Yes I did do that but had not found anything solid. Thanks for your suggestion though.
  5. Visit  werwe profile page
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    any will do. now all your classmates might be wearing litman around their necks, that doesnt mean you gotta get that brand. i wear a $20 prestige medical stethoscope and it looks cooler than my classmates tiny $100 stethoscope.
  6. Visit  pmabraham profile page
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    Good day:

    The following two threads might be of help:

    Having Trouble Hearing BP's
    http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-...pe-815047.html

    Thank you.
  7. Visit  token787 profile page
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    Sprague or Littman is my favorite.
  8. Visit  MrPopeye profile page
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    I know this will sound rude, but why do people take the time to tell someone to do a search, or even search for links to threads when they could have taken less time to just answer the question? Again, I know that sounds rude, but I mean well.
    My opinion is get the best that you can afford. I have a regular cardiovascular Littman, and got a Littman 3200 for Christmas because I have a hearing problem.
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  9. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Perhaps because with one link I can sow you dozens of opinions versus just my own? Also around this time (and summer) people are starting school and often all have the same valid questions. Like how to study, extra books, best backpacks or stethoscopes....things can get very redundant. Not referring to you or this post, OP, just in general.

    I have a Littman, but that's all I've had so I can't compare it to anything bit serves me well, though
  10. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    Quote from MrPopeye
    I know this will sound rude, but why do people take the time to tell someone to do a search, or even search for links to threads when they could have taken less time to just answer the question? Again, I know that sounds rude, but I mean well.
    My opinion is get the best that you can afford. I have a regular cardiovascular Littman, and got a Littman 3200 for Christmas because I have a hearing problem.
    Instead of having 10,000 threads asking the same question the search function should be used. That's why it is there.

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  11. Visit  Okami_RN profile page
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    Anywho, I am a huge fan of Litmann, I happen to use the Lightweight II, it gets the job done and I got it for 40 bucks on amazon a while back. Ideally in nursing school you want a medium range stethoscope, it's important to understand and hear the normal sounds before you can differentiate them from the abnormal. HAPPY SHOPPING!!
  12. Visit  IHeartNursing321 profile page
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    Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope | allheart.com

    Littmann Classic II S.E....I have it and it works great! Also has a good selection of colors :P
  13. Visit  RedHeaded2bNurse16 profile page
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    Thanks! I've been going back and forth with the se and the cardiac... Do you all think the cardiac is worth it?
  14. Visit  bluedove1 profile page
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    I purchased a classic ll for nursing school and will upgrade when I graduate as a gift to myself...had classic monogrammed with my name and crosses cause I can't wear jewelry at clinical.

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