Stethoscopes? - page 2

by julz68

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I'm a new grad in the midst of orientation on the medical floor of my local hospital. The stethoscope I have from school is a Littmann Light Weight Classic, I think it's the cheapest of the Littmanns. I'm having trouble hearing... Read More


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    Quote from julz68
    You're right, they do tend to walk off! Doctors are notorious for walking off with our stethoscopes at our hospital during rounds. Thanks for all the advice!
    Or get an ID tag for your stethoscope. But even with an engraving option/ID tag your scope still isn't safe lol. Your best bet is to not leave it lying around.
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    The lightweight is a plastic piece of garbage. Get the Classic II SE or one of the other Littmann's.
    turnforthenurseRN likes this.
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    Quote from ScottE,RN
    The lightweight is a plastic piece of garbage. Get the Classic II SE or one of the other Littmann's.
    I totally agree! I can hear better on the disposable ones for isolation rooms than on my Littmann Light Weight! Wonder why they even sell such a piece of crap when their name is so highly respected? I got the light weight one because it was included in our nursing package for school...
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    littman classic SE .. comfortable soft ear pieces, colorful, and clear sounds. It picks up so many that its quite noisy inside ... now to train the ear to pick out stuff. good luck


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