Recommended Stethoscope for STUDENT! - page 2

What steth do you have? I am starting the program in August and am going to keep my eyes peeled for online deals for stethoscope. I hear of Littmann, of course, but there is just so many different... Read More

  1. Visit  Nolli profile page
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    I have 2 stethoscopes. One I got during EMT school that has lasted me 9 years. The second was what we were issued for nursing school. Both are Littman Classic 2 SEs. I didn't need a new one, but hey it's an awesome piece of equipment that lets you hear what you need to and will last a really really long time.
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  3. Visit  migraineattack profile page
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    try littman or baxtel.. i prefer the latter though
  4. Visit  sandanrnstudent profile page
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    I sprung for Littman Cardiology III! Love it and got it engraved for free!

    sandanrnstudent
  5. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    I vote for the Littman Select (what I had) or Lightweight. it's a very good scope at a decent price ($50 or so). It'll survive the wear and tear of nursing school. If you want to spring for a bit more, then get the Classic--it's a great scope.

    When you graduate, then you can treat yourself--or be treated--to a higher-end scope...and at that point, when you engrave it, you can add RN or LVN after your name
  6. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    I'm not a big fan of buying something for school then having to rebuy a better one later. I admit the stethescope was the thing was looking forward to when I became a student so I got the one I wanted a Cardiology III All Black Edition. I still use it now 4 years later and it still looks brand new.
  7. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Oh I should also add. Please don't steal stethoscopes from the facilities you do clinical's at like my ex classmate
  8. Visit  Do-over profile page
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    Now, I can't hear anything with the yellow disposable isolation scopes, so I don't use them - I just clean my own. Which, is a littman II, I think. I like it, mostly because it is very light.

    I can hear fantastic with my $11 hot pink sprague, can still hear great with the $8 green one I bought back in 1995. I used them in nursing school and previously for EMS training and had no issues. They are heavy though, and not as comfortable in the ears.

    My mother bought my Littman as a gift for graduating. I like it, but would probably not spend the money myself... I'd just use the sprague. I'd save the cash for my next pair of Sanitas...
  9. Visit  Do-over profile page
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    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    Oh I should also add. Please don't steal stethoscopes from the facilities you do clinical's at like my ex classmate
    My mother would call that "uncouth".
  10. Visit  smurfynursey profile page
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    I would reccomend the Littmann Classic II SE. I had the lightweight one and found that I didn't like it. It will serve you well. If you end up going into cards then I would get a better one, but I've had my classic II for 5 years. I recently got a new one, but only because I wanted one that was more baby and toddler friendly. (even that, was a classic II ped)
  11. Visit  maccheese profile page
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    I opted for a Littman Lightweight. $50 wasn't too much for me. I was not interested in paying more than that either. Many of classmates have the less expensive spragues and they seem to do just fine. Also, in my hospital, we were NOT allowed to take anything into an isolation room, so we had to use the one designated for the patient. When it comes down to it, and your ears become more accustomed, you'll be able to hear no matter what steth you hear not unless you have a hearing problem (which some of my instructors did, and adjustments had to be made) or the thing is broken. $100 for a cardiology, don't need it to hear bowel sounds, breath sound, and heart beats.
  12. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    Acoustic Stethoscope Review Page 1, Best Stethoscope, Omron Sprague Rappaport, Littmann Cardiology III review, Stethoscope Review, Allheart, ADC Adscope, DRG Puretone, Littmann Cardiology, Master Classic II, Classic II SE,Omron, Prestige Sprague Rapp

    Here you go. for what average nurses do, all you need is the Omron Sprague Rappaport, judged here as the best value for the money. When you get a little more sophisticated spring for something better. You just look silly with a stethoscope you don't know how to use, honestly.
  13. Visit  OB-nurse2013 profile page
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    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    Acoustic Stethoscope Review Page 1, Best Stethoscope, Omron Sprague Rappaport, Littmann Cardiology III review, Stethoscope Review, Allheart, ADC Adscope, DRG Puretone, Littmann Cardiology, Master Classic II, Classic II SE,Omron, Prestige Sprague Rapp

    Here you go. for what average nurses do, all you need is the Omron Sprague Rappaport, judged here as the best value for the money. When you get a little more sophisticated spring for something better. You just look silly with a stethoscope you don't know how to use, honestly.
    We had a professor who said this to our class our first semester but I really don't agree. We all had the "sprague" and there is no comparison. You can't here a thing with it which and when you are trying to learn you really don't need an extra handicap. A littman is not that much and is way better so whats teh point of buying a cruddy steth, so you don't look stupid, and then buying a better one later on. Thats more wasteful to me.
  14. Visit  anonymousstudent profile page
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    I'm using a Littmann Master Cardiology for adult rotations. It's great, I'd recommend it to anybody. I love not having 2 sides, it's quick to move and pick up different sounds.

    And I very much disagree with the implication that students can't hear anything. In another life I was trained as a musician, and I promise you I can hear quite well. As an example, I'm often the first to pick up diminished breath sounds in my patients. Sometimes that doesn't matter, but sometimes it's critical. But hey, I'm just a student. It's probably better not to listen to me and keep overloading those fluids.
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