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I refuse to buy another stethoscope

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by Grobyc82 Grobyc82 (Member)

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Mine used to be borrowed constantly and I would have to constantly ask for it back. It would get lost by my fault admitedly and then return out of nowhere months later. Which would suggest it had been used by someone else. I had one patient (demented) who got a hold of my old steth and broke the bell.

Now I just use the disposable ones provided by the hospital.

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Yeah, I can't imagine buying an expensive stethoscope. Our unit keeps a few cheapish ones around. Sometimes I order a few cheapish ones.

Those things grow legs and walk away!

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and works as a RN - Adolescent Psych.

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Mine used to be borrowed constantly and I would have to constantly ask for it back. It would get lost by my fault admitedly and then return out of nowhere months later. Which would suggest it had been used by someone else. I had one patient (demented) who got a hold of my old steth and broke the bell.

Now I just use the disposable ones provided by the hospital.

I've had the same Littman for 15 years and when the Bell broke I found out that Littman guarantees their scopes for life and replaced the bell for free.

Hppy

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