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Which Littmann?

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If price were not object, which Littman stethoscope would you buy and why? I looked at old stethoscope threads but they seemed dated. Wanted to make sure I got the most up to date answer. In looking, there is a wide variety in price all by Littman. I need to order one asap. I looked at stethoscope.com. Any other good sites? Thank you!

AgentBeast, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

Littmann 3200 would be my choice, price not being an issue of course. That electronic scope is almost $400.00.

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Thanks Scott, I looked at those but not sure my school would allow an electronic scope. I'll have to send an email and ask.

Always_Learning, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

I use a Littman SE II, and have found it quite adequate. I think you'll find that a reeeeeally expensive electronic model might grow legs and walk off...:clown:

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the Nursing Stethoscope forum

AgentBeast, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

Thanks Scott, I looked at those but not sure my school would allow an electronic scope. I'll have to send an email and ask.

A lot of schools want you to have a traditional bell and diaphragm stethoscope. Given that requirement the Littmann Cardiology III fits the bill. It has the adult "tunable" diaphragm side and the peds "tunable" diaphragm side that is convertible to a traditional bell with a piece that is included when you buy a scope.

well if I was in RN school or even in LPN school I would prob start with a classic II SE for school and than after I knew how to use a one two sided chest piece and can tell the difference from sounds I would but the Master Cardiology

Littmann for sure! I have owned the Littman Select, Select Lightweight, Classic SE II, and the Master Classic. All of them work well, however I wasn't a big fan of the Select Lightweight. The Master Classic is wonderful, although for me it was too heavy around my neck all day. I would recomment the Classic SE II. Here are some sites.

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GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR. Has 53 years experience.

i couldn't be without my cardiology littmann iii if i'm at work :cool:

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Starting nursing school soon and I bought the classic II SE in carribean blue with a rainbow finish (unique) WITH laser engraving! I'm so excited. All the ones at work (I'm a CNA) are simple bulk $5 ones so I'm excited to get this use my awesome new one!

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