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Labor and Delivery Stethoscope

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by Trish520 Trish520 (New Member) New Member

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I will be graduating in the spring from nursing school and would like to work in Labor and Delivery, or possibly NICU. I am in the market for a new stethoscope and am confused with all the options available. I don't want to spend more than $200, and my current stethoscope is horrible, so anything would be an improvement. Any ideas on what my better options would be? Thanks for your assistance in advanced!

Trish

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MelissaCT has 7 years experience and specializes in L&D, Ambulatory Care.

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hi trish,

i used to work in l&d; i had a littman master classic ii (single sided). it was great for heart/lungs/bp's.

whenever i needed to examine a baby, i used the littmann neonatal scopes that were always secured to the warmers. you could use the mcii on a baby also, but you would hear lung sounds and heart sounds at the same time, as the diaphragm is technically too big.

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HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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I use the Littman Classic II S.E. The large side is for mom and the small side is for babe. It light weight and I love it. Press regularly for the bell and press down a little for the diaphragm.

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