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New RN, just accepted a CCU job. Stethoscope?


I am a new RN and I just accepted a position on the CCU. I still only have my $12 MDF stethoscope and would like to know if it is necessary/better to just fork over the big bucks for a cardiology type stethoscope? Can you recommend one? Dual head? I have 13 days until orientation and would like to have by then. Thank you for any and all recommendations!


Specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-1.

most nursing staff are fine with cheaper stethoscopes.

Most nurses on my unit use the cardiology one. It is true that most of the time you do not need it, and it is so heavy; but when you really want to hear that murmur or S3, S4, better scope definitely gives you higher chance.