Stethoscope covers OK for men?

  1. 0 Sounds kinda petty but... I'm moving from an EMT job to working in an Urgent Care facility. In the field, I wore my scope around my neck because it was covered by the collar on my uniform shirt. Now that I'm in a scrub top all day, the scope tube really irritates my neck.
    Is it acceptable for men to wear scope covers? (PS, not anything frilly or girly. I was thinking plain solid or Chicago Bears, you know, something manly.)
    Thanks
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  3. Visit  leftysoftball} profile page

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    Joined Sep '12; Posts: 1.

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  4. Visit  Sun0408} profile page
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    I think it's fine.. Wash it often tho
  5. Visit  LearningByMistakes} profile page
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    There is NOTHING manly about a scope cover. LOL
  6. Visit  nicuguy} profile page
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    I could also argue there isn't much manly about the Chicago Bears...
    typoagain, Pat_Pat RN, /username, and 6 others like this.
  7. Visit  Asystole RN} profile page
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    I had my wife make a small plain black scope cover out of satin. The scope cover was made thin so it does not bunch-up and look fluffy like store bought covers. The satin not only absorbs and distributes my sweat but is also smooth enough so that my neck does not become irratated.

    Due to the thin cut of the cover and the sheen from the material, without an indepth visual examination, it is not easy to tell that there is a cover at all once I am wearing it.
    typoagain and amoLucia like this.
  8. Visit  Caribbean Character} profile page
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    Here is a website that sells at least one that looks like a tie! Stethoscope cover - Find your covers here and save.
    HappyWife77 likes this.
  9. Visit  juan de la cruz} profile page
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    Fortunately, I can wear a bare stethoscope around my neck and not have skin irritation. If you feel self-conscious about using a stethoscope sleeve cover, can you try a waist clip or holster? or what about wearing a collared T-shirt or Polo?
  10. Visit  MrChicagoRN} profile page
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    Quote from nicuguy
    I could also argue there isn't much manly about the Chicago Bears...
    Go Hawks!
  11. Visit  Bossy Boss} profile page
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    Cruz, brings up a good point about using a waist clip or holster. These would make a great alternative to a stethoscope cover.
  12. Visit  boogalina} profile page
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    I use a Batclip...it's awesome...secure stethoscope holder that clips to a pants pocket or belt. I love it, and the leatherwork and clip are what I'd call tactical quality. You can find it on Amazon for $35-40.
  13. Visit  ImKosher} profile page
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    I had a Paramedic who covered the stethoscope with a paracord - military grade tied in a pattern like the survival bracelets you see. The only disadvantage is that you can't pull it off and wash it.
  14. Visit  akulahawkRN} profile page
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    Make sure you wash it often. Those things will not only make your neck feel a bit better and absorb sweat, they'll also capture any bugs that you'll be exposed to while at work. Personally, I'd rather get scrub pants that have a pocket that I can put my scope into or use a belt clip. That way I can clean/decontaminate my stethoscope throughout the day and not have to worry about it bringing home anything that might end in "horribilis" for me or my family.
  15. Visit  lxpatterson} profile page
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    I had my wife make a small plain black scope cover out of satin. The scope cover was made thin so it does not bunch-up and look fluffy like store bought covers. The satin not only absorbs and distributes my sweat but is also smooth enough so that my neck does not become irratated.

    Due to the thin cut of the cover and the sheen from the material, without an indepth visual examination, it is not easy to tell that there is a cover at all once I am wearing it.
    If this is thread is about the manliness of stethoscope covers, I have to say I don't find stethoscope covers un-manly, but satin is definitely not manly. I can't think of a single manly item of clothing made of satin.
    Nightowl_lpn and AW-EMTP like this.


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