Published Jul 27, 2001
Does anyone know where I could get a nice stethoscope cover? Some of the ones I have found online are a little too "busy" for my liking.
Thanks in advance.
That website has them, and you can order solid colors too. I have sewn several :) lay your stetho out on poster board, draw an outline, giving a one inch allowance on each side. sew the sides, sew elastic around the bottom, and a snap button or velcro at the top. I have one to match each of my scrub sets, and they wash really nicely.
I would like to say thank you for the tip on how to measure and sew the covers. I am going to test it out to see how well I can do. I think I can do it if I can so the scrub tops and bottoms.
Thanks so much for the website and the info on how to make my own scope coat!! I'm going out this weekend to get some material to give it a try.
Something I forgot...
You might want to trace part of the ear pieces too, and the velcro (or button snap) snaps between the two ear pieces.
here is a picture that may give you a little better idea of what the finished product would look like. It is a drawing... I think it helps.
Happy Sewing :)
Here is a free pattern for the covers u have to signup to be a member to get it, but its all free.
Just an FYI to you, JACHO fined the hospital I worked at one time for stethoscope covers.
Better look into it before you purchace this. They said it was unsanitary. I happen to agree..
I must agree that I feel they are super fashionable, but also agree with the sanitary issue. Our hospital is trying to enforce the issue of not wearing scope covers. Infection controll evidently had a big issue with these , espeically the CRNAs in the OR (d/t sterility of the OR)...........
I also agree that you should check with your hosptial protocol r/t this issue............
If you can wear them....... MAKE THEM FASHIONABLE! Make a STATEMENT!!!!
Good luck, and hope the pattern works for ya! :roll
I just discovered this shop and have ordered two, she makes them to order. You can choose the color/pattern and the button....so cute! http://www.etsy.com/people/empoweredlife
NicuGal, MSN, RN
Check with the hospital before you make or purchase them...also certain units, such as ours, they are a big no no. If you want to try to save your tubing without the cover, use armor-all on it...it protects it from hairproducts, oil and sweat :)
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