Wild Color Stethoscope?

  1. Do you think, if I buy a fun colored stethoscope like pink or orange, people won't take me seriously?
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   HididiScribbler
    I can't see that being a problem. I've seen so few nurses with black stethoscopes...I have a purple one so it's not REALLY flashy, but I really don't think anyone notices the color. I just didn't want a black one because I wanted SOME variety in color with the white uniform, socks, and shoes:roll
  4. by   SnoozieQ
    I wanted a bright colored one too but had a hard time finding one. I finally found a pink one online. It looked like bubble gum pink online. When I received it I thought it was more pastel pink. It was a breast cancer awareness limited edition. I was a little disappointed because it wasn't bright enough. I never gave the brightness/serious thing any consideration. I think if you have come this far in the program then everyone should know you are daxx well serious. lol Good luck. I found mine at Allheart.com
  5. by   MurseNeutron
    i honestly feel that if your worried about people taking you seriously because of the color of your stethoscope you have much bigger problems. dare to stand out! or just be yourself.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    My family got me a turquoise one when I graduated and it just recently bit the dust.

    I have always wanted a black one - I like simplicity.

    steph
  7. by   tofutti
    Snoozie, I had my eye on that pink one too. I bet there aren't too many of them out there, making it a good choice for not getting lost.

    It also comes in orange.
    Steeles.com Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope

    I didn't know if it would be too "cutie pie" to have a wild color. But I'm going for it, after I decide which one has the best sound.

    Hidid, I'll have that all-white thing going on too, and any color will help!

    Murse, I would respectfully argue that awareness of how you present yourself is part of "having a clue" and doesn't indicate having problems. I'm a new student and I don't "have a clue" yet, regarding hospital culture.

    Last edit by tofutti on Nov 20, '06
  8. by   P_RN
    One of mine was blue, I took red electrical tape and ran a spiral like a candy cane, had a koala super glued to the earpiece and my name engraved.....it walked. I've had my Card III longer than just about any of them....plain old black, but it doesn't get loaned to ANYone. Let them call you names, you'll still be the Nurse who kept her steth.
  9. by   MidnightTang
    Quote from P_RN
    One of mine was blue, I took red electrical tape and ran a spiral like a candy cane, had a koala super glued to the earpiece and my name engraved.....it walked. I've had my Card III longer than just about any of them....plain old black, but it doesn't get loaned to ANYone. Let them call you names, you'll still be the Nurse who kept her steth.
    A nurse I worked with had a candy cane striped steth. She said her last few walked off with docs, but this one she can spot around their necks before they get out of the unit.
  10. by   psalm
    ...if you have a neon one you can tell your pts. that way you can see it in the dark. (I work nights). I respect that you don't want a pt. to question your competancy or skills if you were to have a funky stethescope, we must balance our preferences to what our pts. expectations are...within reason.

    ...when I was having my baby at Tripler Army Medical Center in 1977, one of the OB docs doing Sunday morning rounds wore a boob tube and short-shorts, her hair long, and sandals. While she was expert in her field, it would have been better to at least cover up on rounds with a white coat so that the post-partum moms didn't have to compare their just-given-birth bods to her ready-for-the-beach demeanor.

    ...consideration and balance.
  11. by   SnoozieQ
    Quote from SnoozieQ
    I found mine at Allhearts.com

    My mistake, the website is AllHeart.com Scrubs, Medical Uniforms, Nursing Scrubs, Shoes, Littmann Stethoscopes, Dickies Scrubs, Medical Supplies remove the "s" on the end.:imbar
  12. by   SnoozieQ
    I opted to get mine personlized by the company. They asked if I wanted my name and title on it. I laughed, "what title?" wouldn't RN be a little presumptuous of me? Seeing as I hadn't even started my first semester yet. lol I didn't want SN on it either because I hope to become an RN. No title at all. I just had first initial of first name and full last name. Works for me, but I still wish it was more of a bubble gum pink. That's OK, some of the proceeds went to Breast cancer awareness.
  13. by   luvs2readlotsRN
    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!)
  14. by   WDWpixieRN
    We ordered some through a vendor through school (Littman's) and you should have seen the variety of colors that we each opened when they were delivered!! Funny thing is, once they're wrapped around your neck, you hardly notice them or what color they are!!
    Have a great time getting the perfect stethoscope for you!!

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