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What kind do you have? There are so many!! Also where did you get yours?:rolleyes:

What kind do you have? There are so many!! Also where did you get yours?:rolleyes:
I swear I am almost deaf so I got a Littman Master Cardio. I got it at www.hmint.com and it was $139.00. Why did I get it instead of an electronic one? The warranty. I would have spent the $400 for the electronic one but, the warranty on it was only 2 years whereas the Master Cardio was 7 years.

Most people don't need one as expensive as mine but, I am OLD and can't hear well. I will say, even my instructor loves my stethoscope!

Imafloat, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

What kind do you have? There are so many!! Also where did you get yours?:rolleyes:

I have a Littman Classic II. I ordered it from school and got a great discount, it was only $55. I love it.

Achoo!, LPN

Specializes in Urgent Care.

I have had a littman lightweight for 10 years and it works fine.The docs always borrow it LOL

rn undisclosed name

Specializes in Telemetry, Oncology, Progressive Care. Has 4 years experience.

I have a Littmann Cardiology II that I got from a family friend who is a nurse. I'm guessing this is what they had before the Cardiology III came out. She snagged it from a resident who was being snotty to her. So I am using a "hot" stethoscope right now. I went out and got a pair of those self-sealing earpieces to hear better.

Now the only problem I have is when I use the teaching stethoscope I have a hard time and don't hear the sounds. I guess I've gotten spoiled. I have to find a way to overcome that though. And I'm not that old so I don't know what my reason is for not being able to hear.

Kelly

Like Maggie, I sometimes think I am hard of hearing. I have had a Prestige (cheap off brand) for a year but there has been too many times that I cannot hear very quiet BP's and when I borrow someone's Littmann, I hear great. Yesterday I ordered the Littmann Cardiology III, which is what I always borrow. It was $119 from Allheart.com. My advice is borrow other people's and see what you can hear best with.

BTW, the nearby nursing uniform shop wanted $180 for the stethescope I ordered, so I advise you to find what you like in person, then order online and save a bundle. You will still get the same warranty.

Good luck! And once you spend good money on one, get your name engraved or something so no one can steal it.

RedSox33RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept, M/S.

A Littmann Classic II S.E. I love it!

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

I have the Littmann Classic II, works great for me! I got it from allheart.com, but unless you can wait longer than a month to get your order, I wouldn't recommend getting it from there!

Like Maggie, I sometimes think I am hard of hearing. I have had a Prestige (cheap off brand) for a year but there has been too many times that I cannot hear very quiet BP's and when I borrow someone's Littmann, I hear great. Yesterday I ordered the Littmann Cardiology III, which is what I always borrow. It was $119 from Allheart.com. My advice is borrow other people's and see what you can hear best with.

BTW, the nearby nursing uniform shop wanted $180 for the stethescope I ordered, so I advise you to find what you like in person, then order online and save a bundle. You will still get the same warranty.

Good luck! And once you spend good money on one, get your name engraved or something so no one can steal it.

get just as good a price on a Littmann Cardio III from other places on the net, that offer FASTER shipping than allheart. My experience with allheart is...well, I ordered my 'scope on 10/2. I still don't have it (11/19) (though, after they over-nighted it, I know it's "in town"--now all I have to do is convince DHL to let me pick it up!!!). You can try "froogle" (it's on the Google search page) to find other vendors...that's where I found a 2nd place that promised 3-4 day shipping for the same 'scope for the same price....

NurseFirst

Have to mention my Ultrascope....Absolute BEST I've ever used...and I have used everything from the disposable to a Litmann Cardio III. Ultrascope is the BEST! And they look cool too! I'm horse crazy, so My hubby got me one with a horses head for our anniversary! :balloons:

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

i have a Littman something or other. not hte cardio ones. ordered it thru my school. it seems to be a popular one, i see it around a lot. works fine for me.

love, rose

Jennerizer, ASN, RN

Specializes in PCU, Critical Care, Observation. Has 13 years experience.

I find the Ultrascope to be the best also. The added perk is that you can design it yourself (colors/patterns). Well, worth the money - I think they cost around $90 give or take.

Ari RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Peds Ambulatory, Peds LTC. Has 7 years experience.

I have a Littmann Cardiology S.T.C. (soft touch chestpiece) stethoscope!

It's amazing!

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