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UltraScopes?

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

Has anyone here ever bought an UltraScope? I have a Littmann Classic SE II but I am really looking at either the Cardiology III or an UltraScope! I really want to get the UltraScope because it's so personalizable and I know I would be the only one with it, but is the quality comparable to Littman? If it's not comparable to the Littmann Cardiology than I feel like I'm better spending my money there. Opinions?

applesxoranges, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

I was wondering the same thing recently. I have a cardiology III and I like it though.

I have had one.

Loved it, and thats probably why it got liberated.

Anyhow, compared to the Cardio II? Hmmmm...if you are working on heavy cardio cases (ie ICU, CCU, PACU, ED), you very well may notice a difference. Albiet, slight; denying theres a difference would be telling you a lie.

That being said, the comfort of the ultrascope worked for me. Its not heavy like the Cardio..and to be honest, it doesn't seem as delicate (if that makes sense).

The cardio is great, but I often wonder if theres a real need for any floor nurse to spend that much on a tool.

Spend wisely and check ebay!

For what its worth: I would buy another ultrascope over littman any day of the week, but thats me. Everybody is different :)

TSgtRodrigues, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

Thanks!!! That's exactly what I've been looking for. I scoured the internet and looked & looked and couldn't find anything that compared them! I just wanted to make sure that the UltraScope was worth it. It is definitely less expensive, and if it's comparable, I think I'm going to jump on it! Thanks!

Thanks!!! That's exactly what I've been looking for. I scoured the internet and looked & looked and couldn't find anything that compared them! I just wanted to make sure that the UltraScope was worth it. It is definitely less expensive, and if it's comparable, I think I'm going to jump on it! Thanks!

You are very welcome, check offerup too..even getting a used one and comparing might be worth the while.

Before a littman or ultrascope I had one that glowed in the dark, it was a cheap sprague one lmbo. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Kids use it now to give dolls check ups :)

TSgtRodrigues, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

You are very welcome, check offerup too..even getting a used one and comparing might be worth the while.

Before a littman or ultrascope I had one that glowed in the dark, it was a cheap sprague one lmbo. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Kids use it now to give dolls check ups :)

Lol! The sprague ones! My first one (for CNA) was a sprague one in bright blue! Then I got the prestige lightweight! Finally I upgraded to my Littmann Classic, where I am right now. My husband actually prefers the big old clunky sprague ones! (He's a medic) I however, love my Littmann's but think it's time to go UltraScope simply because I'm sick of mine growing legs! Lol.

TSgtRodrigues, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

And yes, my kids use my old sprague prestige & basic prestige now to "give mommy surgery!" Yeah, maybe with mommy being a nurse & watching Grey's has helped that one escalate!

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Ultrascopes are great. Superb acoustics, lightweight, reasonably priced and you have hundreds of choices for graphics.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day:

While I'll check it out locally, where would be a good place to buy an Ultrascope online? If they come in models, any recommendations for a 1st semester nursing student?

Thank you.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Thank you, nikidyo though the domain name is for sale (no web site selling ultrascope(s)).

TSgtRodrigues, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

Thank you, nikidyo though the domain name is for sale (no web site selling ultrascope(s)).

http://www.ultrascopes.com

I kinda left off the "s" which makes a huge difference! Oops. It should work now.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Thank you nikidyo. What model would you recommend for a 1st semester nursing student (AD RN program)?

TSgtRodrigues, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

I do not have an UltraScope yet! I currently have the Littmann Classic SE II. I'm deciding between the Littmann Cardiology & UltraScope for my new one.

If you google Ultrascope..a list of retailers pops up, as does the company website. Theres a check list of "needs" (based on hearing defecit, use etc), you honestly will only need the basic model for human use, unless you have a hearing problem. How you customize it will likely change price etc etc.

Good luck! Let us know what you get! Always cool to see how people 'decorate' theirs! :)

IrishIzCPNP, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L. Has 12 years experience.

I love my ultrascope. They have a "clearance" section where you can get one cheaper to try out.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day:

Is there a given type/model of ultrascope you would recommend for a 1st semester RN student?

Thank you.

IrishIzCPNP, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L. Has 12 years experience.

Good day:

Is there a given type/model of ultrascope you would recommend for a 1st semester RN student?

Thank you.

Just get the UA...the standard adult one.

vampiregirl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 10 years experience.

Love the look of the ultrascope and great sound quality too. Never had a problem with an ultrascope "growing legs".

However, I am back to Littman as I had issues with the ultrascope head falling off.

Good day:

Is there a given type/model of ultrascope you would recommend for a 1st semester RN student?

Thank you.

Check with your program. Many nursing programs require a stethoscope with a separate bell and diaphragm, which the ultrascope doesn't have.

If they do allow it - if you have normal hearing, you want the single. If you're hard of hearing, you want the classic. Maxiscope is the same as the ultrascope, but lower price.

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