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Do you need a stethoscope as being a pca?

applesxoranges, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Usually no. Most bps are automatic now a days. I don't think I have ever seen a PCA with a stethoscope. I had one when I was a paramedic but I triaged people.


Specializes in None at the moment. Has 11 years experience.

Do you need a stethoscope as being a pca?

Not really, but it wouldn't hurt to have one in the locker. I got mine from allheart.com, and I love it! Great acoustics, light weight, and budget friendly!

Prestige Medical Clinical Lite Stethoscope | allheart.com


Has 13 years experience.

Not unless you are going to be taking a manual blood pressure if the automatic reading comes up high/low.

At at my hospital the nurses take manuals.