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LIttman Brass/Black stethoscope Stand out?

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I was looking at stethoscopes today, and I noticed a brass and black one. Anybody have one of these? I think this would be easier to recognize than just different colored tubing and engravings, so maybe it won't "walk off". What do you think? It's kind of ugly, but I don't really care.:redbeathe

That sounds nice what webite did you see this on? I am in need of one too, And it woould be diffrent for you to get one this color you would def. know it's yours if anyone had it! so, I say go for it if you have to buy one anyways!

I don't remember which website it was, but I also saw a copper/brown one that I like even better!

I like the copper & brown, but I think I'm gonna get an all black one for myself as a graduation present. =)

expltcrn

Specializes in Sub-Acute, SNF,ICU,AL,Triage, Cardiac. Has 20 years experience.

They are beautiful in person, but unfortunately will not guarantee loss. Any good looking Littman gets taken from me :( I've lost 3 special editions, cardiology, etc. and they even had my name engraved on them.

A brand new RN that I once worked with got one of the special edition Littmans as a graduation present from her husband. Some of the people at work made comments about it developing feet or disappearing, and I had no doubt that another Littman might find another home. Littmans have a habit of changing owners even if they are engraved. I have had one stolen from me and try to be careful with its replacement.

Abbygirl09

Specializes in Oncology/Hematology.

I have a littman cardiology and I love it! When I'm using it I wear it around my neck, and when I'm done with it I put it away in my bag. If a physician asks to use it (why don't they have stethoscopes??) I hound them until I get it back. I've had to page a doc once just to ask for my stethoscope back! Keep your eyes on it at work...and a unique color might help you recognize it, but I don't think it would stop anyone else from walking off with it :uhoh3:

Yeah. I got mine in a color I knew nobody on my floor had at the time and also a different style from anyone else. It also has a few personalized things on it so when I see it I know its mine. Much easier to spot and also if someone did decide to walk with it theyd have a hard time explaining themselves.

wishNhopeNdreamN

Specializes in DD, HHC, Med Surg, PCU, Resource. Has 4 years experience.

I just got the brown and copper cardiology recently...It is a nice looking steth....and I am happy with it... I got engraving on the bell for free

I almost lost it once in the parking lot but lucky for me my instructor found it.

If a physician asks to use it (why don't they have stethoscopes??) I hound them until I get it back. I've had to page a doc once just to ask for my stethoscope back!

The ONLY way I will let a clinician borrow my scope requires that they surrender their Hospital ID. That ensures that I get my scope back because they are NOT going to get very far w/o their ID. IF they don't have their ID....I usually require depositing of their cell phone, wallet, car keys, or their belt.

I see the brown/copper mention! That's my question! Is it boyish looking? That's the scope I'm currently scoping, lol! But am curious on how it looks in person? Are you ladies who have that?

wishNhopeNdreamN

Specializes in DD, HHC, Med Surg, PCU, Resource. Has 4 years experience.

I'm a girl and responded above that I have the choc/brass. I wouldn't describe it as boyish. I think it is classy and professional looking. My steth before this one was a bright orange one that picked up colors from my scrubs that I could not get off, and made it look dirty. So that was a factor in choosing a darker color for me.

Thank you wishn! That's what I was hoping to read. I think it's so classy and pretty, but had to make sure before I bit the bullet. Thanks!

I got the Littman Master Classic II in the special edition Black. I am a new student and don't begin classes until Aug. but I wanted to get used to a stethoscope I would continue to use for awhile instead of buying a cheap one. I think it looks very nice. I got mine from Allheart.com - I did not get it engraved. I plan on just buying a tag and using that. As previous posters have said - nothing will prevent it from "walking". Just have to get used to keeping it around your neck or in your pocket. :cool:

I have the Littman Master Cardio in all black - and I start NS next month. I think it will stand out a bit - and that was part of the reason for choosing it. I've also seen where you can put one of those retractable ID button lanyards on it, so it's harder to just walk away if you sent it down (it is basically tethered to you!).

I ordered it from allheart...and the engraving was on the tubing/chestpiece. It didn't really stand out (looked like it could be rubbed off!) and they misspelled my name, so I returned it and had them resend without personalization. Honestly, I'm not sure where there is a good place to engrave on it. Still thinking.