I am trying to decide between a Littman Classic II SE or a Cardiology III. I will be on a post-surgical unit, but this unit also has some peds (including babies that are only a few days old), and it sounds like the Cardiology III would be better for peds. I am not sure if the hospital has neonate scopes on hand to use--that is probably something I should ask before I buy anything. I want to make sure I can hear everything I need to when doing my assessments; that is so frustrating when you can't hear! But I am not sure if I truly need the Cardiology III or if the Classic II SE is plenty good for my purposed? I hope to get into post-partum after a yr or 2, so that makes it different than if I was trying to get into say ICU. Right now I have some no-name $20 scope that works just OK. I am willing to pay more to get something that makes my job easier...I have been reading this stethoscope section and it sounds like everybody really loves their Littmans.
I guess my biggest question is how does the Classic II SE work on peds? Does anyone who works on peds use the Classic II SE or is it unsuitable?