Hey everyone. I start nursing school this fall and am going to buy a Littmann Cardiology III
. This is what was recommended by our advisers.
The website I am going to buy it from offers free engraving on the bell. Does it change the sound quality since it is engraved on the bell?
Also, people generally keep stethoscopes for many years, right? I plan on getting married within 3 or 4 years, so I don't know if I should engrave it with my first and last name or not, since my last name will be changing soon. Do people ever do phone numbers instead of names? I am also concerned about having my full name on it during our psych rotation. (Our name tags usually say like S. Jones, SU NS, but for psych rotation we get new name tags with like Sarah J, SU NS.) (Thats not my real name by the way)
The only solution I could come up with is getting my initials and phone number (since there is a 20 character limit). My initials will still change but in psych rotation it wont have my full name our there- although I guess a phone number is just as bad.
Does anyone have any advice? I know this seems like a trivial issue, but this is a big purchase for me and since I am buying a nice stethoscope I want to keep it for many years.