What stethoscope to get?
- 0Sep 7, '11 by TristanNicoleSo I'm about to start nursing school and I'm curious what stethoscope I should get? I've been looking at littmann and I've heard they are the best. I'm thinking the Littmann Classic II SE would be a good first one to get, but I'm open to opinions! Also, does anyone have the raspberry color? Is it a bright pink or more of a maroon color? On different sites it shows up as a different color and I would like it more if it actually is a brighter pink. Thanks so much!
- 0Sep 8, '11 by MLDBSNRNYour nursing department may require a specific kind (mine did). I got the Littman Lightweight and I LOVE it. haven't even thought of getting a different one. I dont have the raspberry but some of my friends did and I would call it more of a bright pink--but I dont like pink so they all look the same to me
- 0Sep 16, '11 by ColorfulStethoscopeI currently have the Lightweight and I am not happy with it. If the room is not completely quiet I can not hear a thing with it. I just ordered a Littmann Classic II S.E. today so we will see if it is any better. Medisave.net is having a free shiping (USPS) all weekend if you're interested!
- 0Sep 17, '11 by VT nurseI also bought the Littman lightweight II for school last year and I HATED it! The Littman classic is good and a good nursing school steth. For my birthday my parent's bought me a Littman Cardiac steth and it is awesome!!!! (expensive though, runs about $160). My instructor would always borrow it in clinical last year because she loved it so much and she's been a nurse for about 8 years. I'm looking forward to actually using it in my first nursing job which starts soon!!!