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by kjorris kjorris (New Member) New Member

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Hello everyone! My sister and I just graduated from nursing school (yes we went together!!) and she has gotten a job in the NICU. I would like to get her a new stethoscope for a gift, but I don't know if there are special ones for tiny babies or if the infant one will work. Does someone make one specifically for the NICU and if so, where can I find one? Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read (and hopefully answer) this for me!!

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You may want to check with the NICU where she is going to work. The NICU where I work keeps a stethoscope at each baby's bedside. The nurses do not use their own stethoscopes. This cuts down on the chances of cross contamination between the babies.

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