Hi, all! I'm making the jump from NICU to Peds Cardiac ICU, and hoping for some advice. In the NICU, I've only ever used patient-specific Littmann Classic II Infant scopes provided by the unit. In the process of looking for my own stethoscope, I've been surprised, and a bit overwhelmed, by all of the options out there.
I've perused the Scrubs
/Uniforms/Gear forums, but I'm hoping to get more peds-specific traffic on this forum. What have you used, and have you been happy with your purchase? Given the vast range of patient ages, do you find that intermediate-sized 'Pediatric Stethoscopes' are too large for some patients and too small for others?
Going into a cardiac specialty, one stethoscope that has caught my eye is the Littmann Cardiology IV
, which has both a peds and an adult tunable diaphragm; however, I'm not sure if that would be overkill.