Which Littman stethoscope ~ ER/Peds

  1. 0 Hi everyone,

    I'm starting my Senior year and I'll have Critical Care/OB/Peds. By the end of school, my main interest is to work in ER or Peds. My main concern is that the stethoscope I have now (Sprague $20), I can't really hear lung sounds and heart sounds very well. I'm kind of hard of hearing unfortunately. I also need a stethoscope that I can hear lung/heart sounds very very well. I'm deciding to upgrade to a Littman (My friend let me use hers for a day and I LOVED it!).

    My main question: Which Littman stethoscope should I get for the long run, hearing and unit wise? How long should I expect it to last (the wear and tear)?

    Thank you for taking the time to read this!
    Last edit by CCua on May 12, '13
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  3. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
    I have a Littman with two bells on it - one for adults and one for pediatric patients. You just flip them over to use either side.
  4. Visit  AMR21 profile page
    Littmann cardiology iii

    I work picu and have pts from 2.5kg to 250 kg. I can hear everything w that scope. It's a fav among RNs, RTs, NPs, and MDs on my unit. Kinda heavy but worth it.
  5. Visit  green34 profile page
    Littman Cardiology III! I love it and I use it when I triage patients in my ER (I'm a medic). I use my lightweight for clinicals though because I do not want to lose it. Make sure you get it engraved though and keep it on you at all times. You never know who may steal it. I recommend watching and looking closer to Black Friday. Medisave had them for like 10 or 15% off with free engraving and it was the cheapest I had seen them. Nurses Week is usually a good time too but I didn't scope out the prices this year.

    The one day I forgot it for class I couldn't believe how little I could hear with their scopes.

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