This is a discussion on Stethoscope in Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear, part of General Nursing ... Hello everyone, this is my first post and I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on a good...by athibs Dec 2, '12Hello everyone, this is my first post and I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on a good stethoscope for clinicals. At orientation we were told not to go too cheap or too expensive. Does anyone have opinions from good experiences in clinicals? Thanks for any advice.
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- Dec 2, '12 by sbostonRNLittmann lightweight or classic II. I got mine when i started school and still have it. They aren't too expensive in my opinion. Around $50 to $70 for a basic one.
- Dec 2, '12 by learning as i goAgreed. I have a cheap one, a Littmann Lite, and a Littmann Master Classic II. The Littmanns are superior to the cheap one.
- Dec 2, '12 by athibsThanks! That is right in my price range. I just found this website and am really excited to be able to talk to other people that are going through or have advice for nursing students.
- Dec 2, '12 by Medic24Cardiology III
I'm quite happy with my littman cardiology 3. I know it's a little pricier, but it has awesome acoustics.
- Dec 2, '12 by Ashley, PICU RNLittmann Classic II is a great stethoscope . It will do everything you need it to do and will last years. Unless you have a hearing problem there is no reason to go more expensive. Allheart.com is a great website to order Littmanns.
- Dec 2, '12 by NICU:)I also have a Littman classic 2. Just remember when ordering that your scrubs and shoes (Down to your underwear) are decided for you in nursing school. So choose a color that fits your style if possible. I got a pink one. And nobody else has one. Makes me feel different than the other students.
- Dec 2, '12 by traumaRUsMoving to Nursing Gear Forum
- Dec 2, '12 by athibsI was looking at them on amazon and I liked the pink one too!
- Dec 2, '12 by DesireeRN2011I would agree with the others - my Littman is amazing. It's 4 years old now (ugh - how did that happen?), and I've only changed one of the earpieces. It's held up really well especially considering it's had some abuse from me working as an assistant and as floor RN. Very easy to clean given the smooth tubing, as opposed to some (cheaper) tubings that have ridges for who knows what to get stuck and then you either pocket the gunk on there, or you put it on your neck... I would recommend getting it engraved if possible. Eventually someone will beg to borrow it, and then try to walk off with it. Makes it easier to prove it's yours if needed