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by kasia2 kasia2 (Member)

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Im planning to buy stethoscope soon...I saw one in school's bookstore..you can get one in different color like pink, black, blue and purple...it cost 24.99 dolars, in the package its included; bandage scissors, pocket organizer, penlite. Its like a package deal. I dont know if I should buy it or it is a waste of money and I better invest in one of those better quality stethoscope...I need help.

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Well, I don't *know* since I'm just a beginning nursing student, but my opinion is that it's probably worth investing in a better stethoscope. LOL a pink one sounds cute though!

Kelly

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Im planning to buy stethoscope soon...I saw one in school's bookstore..you can get one in different color like pink, black, blue and purple...it cost 24.99 dolars, in the package its included; bandage scissors, pocket organizer, penlite. Its like a package deal. I dont know if I should buy it or it is a waste of money and I better invest in one of those better quality stethoscope...I need help.

Have you used a stehoscope in the past? If your already familiar with how to use one and are experienced the cute pink one would be fine. If your just starting out investing in a quality one would probably be your best bet> We used the cheap ones in AP doing B/P it was so hard to hear the sounds I know now I will get a good one. Litmen seems to be the brand of choice as this topic has come up before.

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athena55 has 38 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in critical care: trauma/oncology/burns.

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Kasia2:

I agree with the above posters. I would recommend that you spend a wee bit more money and get a quality 'scope. I have been a Nurse for over 32 years and I have tired quite a few stethoscopes in my time. Check out this website:

www.medicalsupplygroup.com/Professional_Use_and_Diagnostic/Prof_Stethoscopes/nav.aspx

Good luck in your search!

athena

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Hey y'all. I just bought a stetoscope yesterday. I was wanting a lithman's but they are so expensive. I went to my local nursing store and tried out several different brands. I recommend that you do try the stethoscope out that you want, there is a BIG difference in each scope. I would of bought a lithman's online, untill I tried on almost every scope in the store. Don't get me wrong, they are great scopes but I heard better out of cardic prestige. The lady so it is the second best. It was seventy dollars cheaper and I heard better. I start nursing school on July 16th. I am not sure if the program gives you a scope but I doubt it will be any good. This way I hear everything. Hope this helps!

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LOL, I have a cardiology III and it is not great. I am only thankful my job paid for mine because I would have been ticked to pay soooo much for one of these and it be as poor as it is.

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hey y'all. i just bought a stetoscope yesterday. i was wanting a lithman's but they are so expensive. i went to my local nursing store and tried out several different brands. i recommend that you do try the stethoscope out that you want, there is a big difference in each scope. i would of bought a lithman's online, untill i tried on almost every scope in the store. don't get me wrong, they are great scopes but i heard better out of cardic prestige. the lady so it is the second best. it was seventy dollars cheaper and i heard better. i start nursing school on july 16th. i am not sure if the program gives you a scope but i doubt it will be any good. this way i hear everything. hope this helps!

$70 cheaper? the littman classic ii can be bought for around $60. ?

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