Which Stethoscope should I get? - page 2

I start nursing school in January and I am looking to get a good stethoscope. I am looking at the Littman Master Classic or the Littman Cardiology III. Anyone have any feedback?... Read More

  1. Visit  jpapazid profile page
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    Quote from A_Rose83
    I start nursing school in January and I am looking to get a good stethoscope. I am looking at the Littman Master Classic or the Littman Cardiology III. Anyone have any feedback?
    Littman Cardiology III
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  3. Visit  eCCU profile page
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    Think labs...electronic especially if you plan on going to critical care or trauma...lots of noise around you no problem!
  4. Visit  SCSTxRN profile page
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    Quote from A_Rose83
    I start nursing school in January and I am looking to get a good stethoscope. I am looking at the Littman Master Classic or the Littman Cardiology III. Anyone have any feedback?
    The one that you hear best with and can afford.

    Try them, wear them, try them again, and determine which is best for you.
  5. Visit  bubblejet50 profile page
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    I have a cardio 3 but it was a hand me down from my mom. I love it but im not sure that I would have paid that much if I had to have bought it myself.
  6. Visit  payitforward profile page
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    Definetly a Littman! Actually if I were just starting I would get the Littman Classic. The acoustics are very good, and then I would graduate from there. Littman's are great-they last very long and you don't have to worry about the rubber cracking. At best you will have to replace the diaphram, and maybe the occasional ear piece, but it will last you. One suggestion: NEVER let anyone use your stethoscope! I have always been adamant about that! If I'm carrying it, it stays around my neck or in my pocket. I always carry some alcohol wipes in my pocket to wipe my ear pieces, but it's always been a very personal thing with me. I'll let you borrow my pen, highlighter, scissors. But my 'scope?? Sorry, not today!! Good Luck in school!!
  7. Visit  lele2101 profile page
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    I start nursing school next week. My mom works at MCH and bought me the Littmann Cardiology III as an early Christmas gift. She also said NEVER let anyone borrow your steth ( just as payitforward said). She said that is the best steth to go with whether a nursing student or nurse.
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  8. Visit  Orca profile page
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    Quote from turnforthenurseRN
    I think the Littmann Classic II S.E. is perfect for nursing students. The price isn't too bad imo but you can at least hear with it. Cheaper stethoscopes do not have good acoustics. Same with the cheaper Littmanns, too...the Lightweight and the Classic have horrible acoustics. I would not recommend those to anybody. The Littmann Classic II S.E., however, delivers. I paid $80 for mine.
    I bought mine years ago through my nursing school (they offered a significant discount), and I still use it all these years later. I have never felt the need to upgrade. It remains a terrific combination of price and performance.
  9. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from payitforward
    One suggestion: NEVER let anyone use your stethoscope! I have always been adamant about that! I'll let you borrow my pen, highlighter, scissors. But my 'scope?? Sorry, not today!! Good Luck in school!!
    Quote from lele2101
    My mom ... also said NEVER let anyone borrow your steth
    I generally agree but did want to share that I had a weak moment and I did let someone use my Cardio III for a patient; I actually let her keep it for 2 weeks... not only was this an MD, but a resident... and not even one of our regulars.

    I actually thought it was gone but she went out of her way to ensure that it made it home safe and sound.

    It's nice to *not* get burned sometimes... though that's probably the last time I'll be so helpful. I just felt so badly for her using one of those 'toy' stethoscopes from the isolation cart.
  10. Visit  Illmatic profile page
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    Been looking for a good quality stethoscope... looks like Littmann brand is the way to go.
  11. Visit  ruthlessdj profile page
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    Electronic stethoscopes for nursing is like using an apache helicopter to kill a cockroach
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  12. Visit  poppykai profile page
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    That is hilarious about the apache helicopter to kill a cockroach!! I am getting a Littmann Cardiology iii as suggested by my friends (a nurse and a physician). Here is my big dilemma though...... What Color? I am leaning toward the black edition because I figure it won't clash with whatever color scrubs I end up wearing in the long run. Also, it just looks very professional. A nurse friend of mine suggested I definitely go with a fun color, so now I am not sure. I have narrowed it down to black edition, navy, plum, or raspberry. Does anyone have any of these colors? I can use all the help you offer!

    Sorry, I don't mean to hijack the post and make it about color. On topic though, I have heard from several people to "get a Littmann".
  13. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I would go with a Littmann Lightweight II SE stethoscope. These are high-quality, have excellent sound, are good for assessments, and can be had for less than $50.
    This is what I use, couldn't be happier. I think I paid around $40 for a new one on amazon. Generally you cant go wrong with a Littmann.
  14. Visit  JUSTanLPN profile page
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    I have the littman cardiology III stethoscope and it is amazing. Not sure of price though, it was a gift. But pretty much what everybody here is saying, you can't go wrong with littman


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