stethoscopes - page 3

Hi, I just started an accelerated BSN program, and my lab instructor recommended that we go out and get a "GOOD" stethoscope, spending about $100. This caused a little debate among my classmates... Read More

  1. by   NaomieRN
    I purchased the Littman Master S.E II for $73; and engraved it for an extra $12.98 at I hope it will work for me.
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Jun 27, '06
  2. by   busybusybusy
    I am a 2nd semester nursing student and looking for some stethoscope advise. When I started school I bought a $30 one from the scrub store. I don't know what kind it is. I want to upgrade. A lot of people have Littmanns. I would love some recommendations. I know there are several different types of Littmanns.

  3. by   augigi
    I have the Littman Classic II SE, and it's always worked great for me, in ICU setting.
  4. by   MySimplePlan
    I don't have a Littman, but the earpieces on my cheapie fabulous steth are heaven, and probably like those 'soft' earpieces you describe. Mine are jelly-like, if that helps any. They are really squishy, too.
  5. by   charebec65
    I have a Littman Master Classic II and love it...... I ordered it with my name put on it. One of the nurses at the hospital where I was doing a L&D rotation said that Littmans tend to walk off, hence the name thing....
  6. by   BeccaznRN
    I have the Littman Cardiology III and it's fabulous! It has an adult and pediatric side, and it goes from bell to diaphragm by applying a little more pressure. It's perfect for my future job on a combined adult/pediatric CVICU. I think it will just depend on what area you are going into (and personal preference) because Littman has a number of really good stethoscopes. They even have one for neonates.
  7. by   busybusybusy
    Thanks everyone for your imput! I've been researching and I think I found the one I want.

    Thanks again!!
  8. by   nyrainkisses
    Hi. I also have a Litmann classic SE II- BEFORE YOU BUY, price it @ I got mine from allheart, only catch, it takes almost 2 weeks to get. Ebay may be faster, just do your research.
  9. by   marilynmom
    I have the Littmann Cardiology III and I love it, you can hear everything with it!

    Someone gave it to me for free (can you believe it?!) or else I don't think I would have spent quite so much on a stethoscope for myself (I think the cardiology ones run close to $200). Everyone I know with the Classics do just fine.
  10. by   Beary-nice
    Love my Littmann Master Classic someday will upgrade to the cardiology
  11. by   justbreathe
    Hey everyone! I'm looking into buying a new stethoscope now that I've finished my first semester of nursing school. :spin: I was hoping for some advice on a good scope although not more than say $75. I wasn't really happy with the quality of the one I used this semester. Appreciate any inuput.
  12. by   chika26
    go buy littmann
  13. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    whatever you do decide to buy, check out stuff on ebay....I scored a nice littman, brand new at half-price!