Wild Color Stethoscope? - page 2

Do you think, if I buy a fun colored stethoscope like pink or orange, people won't take me seriously?... Read More

  1. by   GratefulHeart
    Quote from tofutti
    Do you think, if I buy a fun colored stethoscope like pink or orange, people won't take me seriously?
    The wilder the better, IMHO. Somehow I just can't see someone named tofutti doing boring black. LOL.

    Mine is a crazy color, and I luuuuuvvvvvvv it. And who cares what anyone else thinks?! [O my, I wonder if that means I'm getting old???]
  2. by   Rosa2Little
    There's enough seriousness on the hospital floor that can't be helped. Why not give your patients something to smile about?
  3. by   dani_girl
    Go for the color, #1 it won't walk off on you.. (it happens!!) #2 like wdwpixie says, around your neck they won't matter! #3 you can always change the tubing later if you don't like it, or cover it with a steth sock, one Dr. on my clinical floor has a Steelers cover, and changes it all the time! Pt. and staff will judge you for you not your steth!
  4. by   nytxmom
    Orange is for me! I spent many days scouring catalogs and on line for an uncommon color so it wouldn't walk off but all I saw were the usual dark colors or flourescents. I then went into my local scrub shop and found the perfect color for me. Orange, a pumpkin orange.

    I don't think that your steth. color will make patients and other nurses think less of you.
  5. by   AuntieRN
    Quote from tofutti
    Do you think, if I buy a fun colored stethoscope like pink or orange, people won't take me seriously?
    tofutti this is funny because my first stethoscope in school was bright orange...then for xmas last year I got a breast cancer pink Littman. I was more excited about getting that than anything else. It was the exact one I wanted. I think people take me seriously and it breaks the ice sometimes because people comment they like the colors instead of black ones. Mine was also inscribed so there is no way it is going to walk and me not be able to identify it...it has my name and says I love you!!!....
    Last edit by AuntieRN on Nov 27, '06 : Reason: to add information
  6. by   Lorie P.
    i like color, so i found a neon green stethoscope and love it. no one can walk off with it!! i also use a pair of neon green bandage scissors and highlighter, no everyone of my co-workers knows who the green stuff belongs too. !!!!!
    the green is the color of my smiley and most of my patients love my wild colors says it helps to brighten their stay and brings a smile to their face.
    nurse hobbit :d :d
  7. by   vampiregirl
    My first stethoscope as an EMT was a sprague. You can get replacement tubing, so I got one teal tube and one hot pink tube. I wore it for probably six years in EMS... because it was so unusual, it always found its way back to me.

    Today I have a gray Littman, but I always wear crazy covers over it. I have enough that I can throw it in the washer with my uniform after every shift.
  8. by   nursecher
    I thought I wanted color but went with a black Littman. I start clinical in Jan. I like to be simple and really I love the sleek look of black. I also got black handles on my bandage scissors. I thought I would get sick of a color. The pink breast cancer one is cute too. I didn't order mine off the net though, and the uniform store didn't have it.
  9. by   lauramae18
    Mine is the Littman orange. Love it! And it always comes back to me because everyone knows it's mine. I have a habit of putting it on the hallway rails when I go into an isolation room.
  10. by   prmenrs
    Snoozie--I changed the URL in your original post to Allheart.com (no "s"). Now it goes where it's supposed to!
  11. by   MySimplePlan
    Quote from luvs2readlots
    I have a neon bright pink stethoscope. It's a cheapy(I'm just in first semester....figure I'll invest in a better one at another point).
    First week of clinicals my instructor said..."MY THAT STETHOSCOPE IS BRIGHT!!! What made you pick THAT!?"
    I jokingly said, "Well, I'm a pretty bright gal so I thought it was a good match!". She laughed and let it go.(Luckily I made an A on the next test!)
    Brilliant!
  12. by   LyndseyER
    i just bought the Littman Cardiology 3 black edition and it is sweet looking. I have only seen it on 2 people and that was a paramedic in pittsburgh and Dr. Cox from Scrubs. It definatly stands out and if it gets swiped ill know who stole it (plus i got it engraved) I had a raspberry littman card ii se and it walked off but its a common color and I wont be able to spot it. I got mine on steeles.com
  13. by   KCnTexas
    Quote from LyndseyER
    i just bought the Littman Cardiology 3 black edition and it is sweet looking. I have only seen it on 2 people and that was a paramedic in pittsburgh and Dr. Cox from Scrubs. It definatly stands out and if it gets swiped ill know who stole it (plus i got it engraved) I had a raspberry littman card ii se and it walked off but its a common color and I wont be able to spot it. I got mine on steeles.com
    I want to order from Steeles.com because they will engrave the bell, did all go well when you ordered?

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