Just got my first stethoscope! - page 2

It's bright red, it's a Littmann Cardiology III, and it's beautiful! I've been lurking on this web site for the past few months and I want to thank you all so much for the advice you've already given... Read More

  1. by   KimberlyRN89
    I was soo excited about my first stethoscope too when I started my CNA class 3 yrs ago! It went with me during my journey through nursing school too lolol. I love it, but I think it's time to let it go :-(
  2. by   Guttercat
    I've yet to find a Littman that works for me...my ears/ear canals are very small and the Littman canal pieces don't fit me...very difficult to find that "sweet spot."
  3. by   ADN2B
    Congratulations, you will hear all kinds of heart and breath sounds now!
  4. by   clumsy penguin
    CONGRATS!!!! and don't ever give up! I finished Paramedic school and now I am starting nursing (pending acceptance). No achievement is too small to celebrate! Be proud of yourself!
  5. by   Twinmom06
    ahhh...my first scope (from last summer) is a Littman Classic II SE in carribbean blue with a rainbow head - I get a lot of compliments on it! Best of luck - I have 7 weeks left of my 2nd semester of 4 and its an awesome journey!
  6. by   tokmom
    Now I want a new stethascope, lol. I have an ultrascope with I really like.

    Enjoy the bright red! That hopefully will stand out and not be stolen!
  7. by   grownuprosie
    i got the same one when i started school. i love it. it is so much better than the $12 one i got for cna clinicals. luckily someone with more dough took pity on me and gave it as a gift. dont let anyone in your class know how great it is. i hear they can walk off.

    i hope you enjoy the site. it can be such a great resource. i did want to share with you though that referring to yourself as a nurse can get you in hot water on these boards. it is actually in the tos. "
    you agree
    to use titles that you have not earned. ie. rn, dr, lpn, lvn, nurse, etc" i hate to be that guy. (not thatguy, the poster, but that guy in the general sense) these nurses worked really hard for that title. you will earn it soon though, i am sure. you dont want to loose credibility in a discussion because people think you are a nurse and then find out you are not. just thought i would give you the heads up, you may want to add "2b" at the end of your name or something.

    best of luck, grownuprosie
  8. by   Staragate
    I'm over halfway through nursing school using my Ultrascope. My mom gave it to me as a "congrats on getting in" present. It's a REALLY good steth. My name is engraved on it and it has a picture of a beach. My sister, a long time RN, loves hers. I've seen very few ultrascopes, but those who have it love it.

    Congrats on getting in.
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  10. by   WildOne
    I have a pink breast cancer edition littman my college gave them out at the beginning of the first semester in these cloth bags and no one knew what color they gotAs soon as I saw it I knew it was a sign I was meant to be a nurse. Funny thing too most of the guys got purple and links and had to trade with the girls who got a lot of blacks and bluesCongrats and put that stethoscope to good use!
  11. by   Julie19
    Congrats! Now you're going to give me stethoscope fever, haha. I'm looking at some online now..
  12. by   caliotter3
    Keep your eyes on that scope. There is nothing quite like your first one, and when someone takes it, you feel a loss that can never be fixed!
  13. by   TiffyRN
    What great memories. My first stethoscope was an ugly heavy sprague rappaport. It hurt my neck, it pulled out my hair, I used it until I had my RN for about a year or so.

    My first nice stethoscope was a littmann master classic II. By then I had gotten to try out several kinds at work and kind of knew what features I felt most important. It was light enough to comfortably wear all shift on the back of my neck and/or easily curl into a cargo style pocket.

    Since I went to NICU, I rarely see it (I think it's in a bathroom drawer). The NICU babies each get their own stethoscope and we get anything from cheap low end adult sized to nice littmann neonatal ones.

    Thanks for bringing up those memories!

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