I know it's a long shot, but has anybody used the MDF Sprague-X stethoscope?
(this is a link to the Amazon
page, not spam--every time I link to Amazon on AN it autocorrects the link title to 'Robot Check'...
I'm starting a new job in the peds cardiac ICU, and need to purchase my own scope for the first time (I have usually used patient-specific Littmann Infant scopes in NICU). I'd love to get a quality scope with a pediatric diaphragm (i.e. a Littmann Cardiology IV
or ADC Procardial) so that I can become more proficient at recognizing hearing heart sounds in case I ever want to become an NP; however, I want to hold off on choosing a model until I have the chance to actually listen with them and feel them (i.e. size, weight, tubing stiffness).
Once I start on the unit, I'm hoping I can borrow my coworkers' scopes for a minute to compare the sound quality between models (and obviously give them right back!) In the meantime, I need a pedi scope of my own; this one is <$40, so I'm wondering if it would be an appropriate stand-in or totally useless.
Any and all input appreciated!