Best way to mark your stethoscope? - page 2

Hello to all! Just got my first Littmann today - so excited! I hear that, intentionally or not, expensive stethoscopes tend to walk away. What have you found to be the most effective way of... Read More

  1. by   CityKat
    I just know someone is going to walk off with mine. I have found myself leaving it at patients bedside already when I am trying to do something. Luckily, I have friends that I work with in clinical who remind me to put it in my pocket or say, "don't forget your stethescope!"

    Hehe..I think if you use a permanent marker on the side like in black maybe? Someone once recommended a bright color. I have a light purple one and I always see people looking at my steth with these thoughts of "hmmm" I can see it in their eyes You know what I'm sayin'??
  2. by   danh3190
    I'm thinking of getting some obnoxious colored electrical tape and taping the metal earpieces of the stethescope. I figure that if I want to remove the tape later it'll be easier to clean the glue off the metal earpieces.

    I guess if someone really wants to steal it though that won't stop him, but maybe I'll get a chance to see it leaving.
  3. by   nursekatie22
    I have a Litt too and I just used the "unremovable" tag they sold at the uniform store I got the steth at.....I dunno...
  4. by   moongirl
    this is what I use- an ID bracelet- very pretty.
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  5. by   midcom
    Quote from moongirl
    this is what I use- an ID bracelet- very pretty.
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    One of my classmates does beading & she made something similar to these for her scope & gave me one too. My name is in beads right where you can see it. Of course, all it take is a snip from a pair of scissors & it's gone so if someone wants to steal it, I'm toast.
    Dixie
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    This is a GREAT idea!!!!!! Not to mention a great gift idea!!!! I think I'm going to get one of these bracelets.. thank you for posting

    Quote from moongirl
    this is what I use- an ID bracelet- very pretty.
    REELdifference.com - Custom Badge Reels - Home
  7. by   spoiled_lil_sister
    Just a reminder that adding stuff to your stehoscope will harbor extra microorganisms though, so be sure to take precaution before making yourself, patients, &/or co-workers ill. Happy New Year to all!
  8. by   moongirl
    Quote from spoiled_lil_sister
    Just a reminder that adding stuff to your stehoscope will harbor extra microorganisms though, so be sure to take precaution before making yourself, patients, &/or co-workers ill. Happy New Year to all!
    it wipes down with an alcohol prep just the same as the stethoscope does the yoke of my scope isnt placed on a pt
    my hands rarely touch it
  9. by   moongirl
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is a GREAT idea!!!!!! Not to mention a great gift idea!!!! I think I'm going to get one of these bracelets.. thank you for posting

    you are welcome! I love mine!
  10. by   JaxiaKiley
    I had mine engraved, but I might use the tape idea for seeing from a distance.
  11. by   Yin Yang
    I got a hot pink ultrascope (the ones with the glass bell). The bell is custom painted with a black & white yin yang. I'm betting nobody else has one like it and that it'g on it s VERY identifiable, even from a distance. I'll probably throw a tag on it too just for good measure.

    Kathy
  12. by   ~Karen~n~AZ~
    I was talking with one of my nursing instructors about this just a few weeks back. She also told me that the stethoscopes just walk off. I was completely surprised. I just couldn't imagine anyone taking anything from anyone in this field of work. Being trusting of others, i guess, is my weakness. Anyway I found the breast cancer stethoscope and they even offer engraving. I guess I'm going to have to attach a chain and etch my name into everything I really want to keep.

    Littmann® Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Stethoscope
  13. by   BoonersmomRN
    I have a black Littman. A;;; I did was take a metallic silver permanent marker and make little dots all over it. It's actually kind of cute and I know it's mine!

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