So I'll soon be working in the ED as an RN, and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for non-Littmann stethoscopes that can hold up in such a noisy arena?
I currently own a Littmann Classic II SE that got me through nursing school, but I'd love advice on good backups!! Since there's so many brands out there, I'm unsure which to trust!
Apr 5, '12
Perhaps I should be more specific:
From each of the brands, which would be best for use in the ED?
MDF (Er Premier, 777, 747, 767 etc)
ADC (Adcope? 600, 601, 602, etc.)
Apr 5, '12
I have both a Littmann Cardiology and a peds sized ultrascope. I absolutely love my ultrascope! I can hear just as well with it as with my Littmann Cardiology, but I work in a pretty quit PICU... not sure how it would work in a busy ED. It's also much lighter in weight than any Littmann I've seen.
Apr 8, '12
I'd go with the MDF. It's such a nice stethoscope! I'm gonna get one one of these days! They are pretty light weight and all the parts are replaced for free if needed!
May 5, '12
I carry a spare littman or a sprague stethoscope.
May 6, '12
I have a MDF 777 and I love it. I've had a few Littmans and some others and they were all fine, but I don't think I'll ever switch back from the MDF. They are superb quality for their lower price.
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