stethoscopes?

  1. any good sites to get a stethoscope? and recommendations?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   mattsmom64
    I just bought a Littman Cardiology III at allheart.com. This steth is fantastic! I spent about 15 years working in a noisy environment and my hearing isn't what it used to be. I couldn't hear anything out of the steth that was supplied to me from my CNA school or the Sprague style steth that I had so I was a little concerned. However, with the Cardiology III I can hear everything clearly!

    There are some mixed reviews on this site about ordering from allheart.com. However, I couldn't be more pleased. I placed my order on Sunday and received the steth on Thursday. I would recommend that you order early to beat the Christmas and new semester rush.........
  4. by   TexasPediRN
    I too would go with a Littmann. However, I have a Littmann Lightweight, and I love it!

    Make sure you get a light stethoscope, my neck killed me when I had a heavy one on it, and the littmann lightweight I barely even feel!

    This is a link to the one I have: Its limited, but it good for a regular med surg floor. http://www.3m.com/us/healthcare/prof...ii_se_ns.jhtml

    I've ordered from allheart before, its not terrible. I got mine at a local med supply store though, it ran me about 45$. not bad for a great stethoscope.
  5. by   S.N. Visit
    I have a 3M Littmann (Master Classic II). I love it. www.3M.com/Littmann or you can get them at www.allheart.com or do a web search for comparison pricing.
    I also recommend getting your name engraved on the tubing. No one has walked off with mine yet
    Last edit by S.N. Visit on Nov 21, '05
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    I bought an ultrascope. Love the design too
  7. by   cn2007rn
    I like my littman lightweight, it's one of the less expensive littman's, it works very well, and comes in nice colors too!
  8. by   joyflnoyz
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    I bought an ultrascope. Love the design too
    I bought an ultrascope last year..I seem to hear better with my 10 dollar cheapy from 25 years ago. Too much ambient noise amplification
  9. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    I also recently bought a Littmann Cardiology III from www.Allheart.com

    The steth is AWESOME!! I was having some trouble hearing other steths, so I went ahead and spent the cash for this one. I can hear now!!:wink2:

    My steth shipped pretty quick also. I had them put my name on there right away, so it took an extra day or two, but not as long as I thought it might have taken.

    Not the best choice if you're on a tight budget, though. with my name on there, my steth was almost $150. (Which is why I bought it now - before I get too broke! )

    Good luck!!
  10. by   EMTandNurse2B
    I also have a Littmann Cardiology III, and I also LOVE it. I can't hear anything out of other 'scopes compared to mine! I bought mine when I was an EMT student, road noise makes breath sounds even harder to hear, but with mine I can hear just fine while driving. The other day I even heard a murmur that my instructor couldn't hear with the cheap stethoscope he had with him! If it wouldn't have annoyed him, I probably would have handed mine to him and asked him to try listening through it. But, it would have annoyed him so I didn't.

    The drawback to the Littmann Cardiology III is it's price, but I looked at it as an investment. Hopefully, it will last a long time and pay for itself.

    I bought mine from www.steeles.com , I bought it on Saturday and had it delivered on Tuesday! They had the cheapest prices that I could find, right now the Littmann Cardiology III is $122.99.
  11. by   land64shark
    I start school in January and had orientation on Monday. Much to my surprise, the nurse in charge of the skills lab recommended buying a $10 cheapie because "You're going to lose it anyway." I don't want to do that because I've had a cheapie around the house and I can't hear ANYTHING with it.
  12. by   Nathalie
    I got a Littman Cardio III and I love it. I practice on all my family members. I forgot which place I got it from but it came with a free student kit and it was cheaper than allheart.com. Its a really good stethoscope. You should see first if your schools requires anything specific though since some schools do. Good Luck
  13. by   NJNursing
    Quote from land64shark
    I start school in January and had orientation on Monday. Much to my surprise, the nurse in charge of the skills lab recommended buying a $10 cheapie because "You're going to lose it anyway." I don't want to do that because I've had a cheapie around the house and I can't hear ANYTHING with it.
    Wow, I've NEVER lost my stethescope yet! I have forgotten it at home on occassion, but never lost it.

    And I've got a Littman Classic II SE and I love it to death. I've heard a lot of good things about the Cardiology ones and I've put it on my list to my family for something they'd like to get me post-graduation. I'm doing PCU (pulmonary/cardiac unit) and I wish I had the Cardiac scope to hear the different heart murmurs, but the Classic has done very well for me as well. I was stupid and went to Life Uniform which was recommended by the college rather than shopping around because I paid like $97 for mine (last fall) and I saw it online for almost half that price.....:angryfire
  14. by   Maisie

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