"Nursing Kits" at school - page 2

I am really aggravated!!! Today we found out that the nursing kits that the bookstore sells is mandatory. We have to purchase and use the equipment that they have chosen for us!!!! Now, I don't... Read More

  1. by   essarge
    In class today, the instructor said "we have gone through allot of different equipment and came to the conclusion that the sprague stethoscope is the best because you can interchange the heads between adult and peds. We also feel that the two tube approach allows you to better hear when you are a new student."

    OK...when did they do away with the rotating heads on a scope, and since when do two tubes (that tend to make a noise of their own) work better than a single tube?

    Guess I just have to suck up and deal with it this semester, but you watch what happens in the next semester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   BrandyBSN
    Terrific! I am sure their scientific approach is appropriate You should be able to hear very clearly! Clear as mud!

    Im such a rebel, lol

  3. by   essarge

    Again thanks for making me laugh!!! Although I have experience in the medical field, CNA etc....they think we are all total idiots and don't know what we are talking about!! But I guess it's kind of like boot camp....do as we say, not as we do!! LOL! The funny thing is the instructor has a Litt III!!!!!!!!!!!! Geesh, if that isn't double standards!! LOL!
  4. by   ADN 2002
    We also had kits we had to buy. It took the bookstore many many weeks to get them and when we finally were able to buy them ($80) we hardly used them at all. I wound up breaking mine down and making a good first aid kit to have at home. It was so aggravating to have something be "required" and then not use it in class.

    Ours didn't come with a scope. We had to get that on our own, and there was just the "recommended" one - Littmann Classic II S.E. I had gotten a sprague before school started, but wound up getting one of these - it's so much better to hear out of.
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    I don't care what anybody says--there is no better scope than a Littmann! The Select and Lightweight models aren't that great but a Classic II S.E. and up give way better sound quality than a sprague anyday! The Cardio III has an adult AND a peds bell/diaphragm built in to it. I say buy the Cardio III now--they run 125 bucks and up. Provided nobody walks off with it--you should have it for a good long time--tubing can be replaced--most of the parts can be replaced.