This may be a silly question but...
What type of stethoscopes are best for clinicals? Should I invest in a really expensive one or should I just get an affordable one that can get me through clinicals? I'm afraid of the whole "you get what you pay for" thing, but I don't want to spend too much if it isn't necessary either.
What stethoscopes did any of you use during clinicals?
I would suggest any Littmann stethoscope. I believe they are the best quality and are good priced. I am in my second year of nursing school and my stethoscope has been useful and I have never had a problem with it. I have the Littmann Lightweight II SE and it cost about fifty dollars. As a student, I do not feel you would need the more expensive Littmann Cardiology iii, unless you plan on using it once you're finished with school. It has a five year warranty. I hope this helps!
:redpinkhe Sarah Hay, SN
Last edit by Sarah Hay on Apr 25, '09
: Reason: Forgot to add cost of stethoscope.