Otoscope/opthalmoscope

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    I want to practice my assessment skills for NP school, so I was looking into buying an otoscope/ophthalmoscope set. Since I am sure many offices already have them, I am not looking to spend a fortune. What is a decent brand to look for?
    Thanks!
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    Better would be to practice in your schools lab space?

    If not possible, ask your preceptor to practice with them - they may even have an extra one you could borrow for a while to practice with at home.
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    I have a set from R.A.Bock that can be purchased off of Amazon. I think I paid ~$150.00 or perhaps a bit less when I started my program. I found it useful to have my own set to practice at home on my family members in addition to the time spent practicing at school and clinical. It is a pretty sturdy set, glad I purchased it compared to the much more expensive options. It is a good quality for your own/ practice set.

    Cardiac-RN
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    Quote from futureeastcoastNP
    Better would be to practice in your schools lab space?

    If not possible, ask your preceptor to practice with them - they may even have an extra one you could borrow for a while to practice with at home.
    I think the reason for purchasing a set is to become familiar with the equipment before you get to the point where you have a preceptor or are in the lab setting for clinical signoffs.

    I purchased a similar set to what Cardiac-RN mentioned, I figured I would have it for this, and either sell it to another student when I get done, or I would keep it for a backup if need be at whatever job I decide to go to after school. In either case, it has been well worth the $$ to have it for peace of mind and the ability to improve my skills at my leisure.
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    I bought welch allyn. Don't Renner the price but it fits nicely in my pocket.
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    Quote from Cardiac-RN
    I have a set from R.A.Bock that can be purchased off of Amazon. I think I paid ~$150.00 or perhaps a bit less when I started my program. I found it useful to have my own set to practice at home on my family members in addition to the time spent practicing at school and clinical. It is a pretty sturdy set, glad I purchased it compared to the much more expensive options. It is a good quality for your own/ practice set.

    Cardiac-RN
    My preceptor did the same thing. She allowed me to use it one day and I found it just fine. At the cost, you can't beat having your own set. I have ordered mine.
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    My classmate bought a WA and it really has good quality. I did not buy one, my clinic has them. I bought a good stethoscope, Littmann Cardio III instead.
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    Excellent choice, but I kind of like the idea of having my own tools when I go in to see the patient...what if the one in the room isn't working or it grew wings and flew out its nest?


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