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Stethoscope (Overview)

This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic symbol of a physican.


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What stethoscope to buy is the best?

In my opinion: There is no better than littman master cardiology stethoscope. Littman classic is also exellent. ...Read more

Stethoscope (Overview)

This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic symbol of a physican.


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What is the definition or description of: stethoscope?

What is the definition or description of: stethoscope?

My "stet": This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic symbol of a physican. ...Read more

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Whichh type of littmann stethoscope is best for the ems field?

Don't recommend it: I recommend a "sprague-rapport" (two-tube style) stethescope for field use--it is extremely inexpensive and incredibly durable. Any littmann will be comparatively crazy-expensive, more delicate, very likely to get stolen, and not provide dramatically different auscultative quality in the field. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a single and double sided stethoscope?

What are the differences between a single and double sided stethoscope?

Stethoscope: Diaphragm is the flat side and bell is the reverse side for hearing different type of sounds ...Read more

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What brand of stethoscope would be good for nursing student?

All good enough: As a student, almost any brand will do fine. Many different brands and models exist. Cost is a factor, especially for students. Most students do not need expensive models with "bells and whistles" either. Most schools have samples to examine. But consider ebay or amazon to save money! get a better model as you kearn what you need for your job. ...Read more

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How do I use a stethoscope? What things can I check or hear with it? For no important purpose, just have nothing better to do with my life.

You may: not be able to discriminate the normal from abnormal but trained health professionals can hear heart sounds,breath sounds, bowl sounds and neck bruits ...Read more

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I'm starting nursing school soon and need a stethoscope. what's a good brand?

I'm starting nursing school soon and need a stethoscope. what's a good brand?

Don't buy too cheap.: But don't overpurchase either. Pick one that is comfortable on your ears. Needs soft ear pieces and a flexible tube that does not cause your head to move when the tube moves. Most of the diaphragms are pretty standard and transmit sounds well. Consider getting a color that no one else has or at least marking your scope in some obvious way since they disappear when left unattended. ...Read more

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What diagnostic tests are being used to measure heartbeats more accurate than stethoscope?

What diagnostic tests are being used to measure heartbeats more accurate than stethoscope?

Counting. : The oldest is the best to measure heart rate. Fingers on pulse and count for 10 or 15 or 30 seconds and multiply to get the hr for one minute. In the hospital, we place patients on telemetry. An ekg will give you a measure at one point, but wouldn't be necessary just to know heart rate. ...Read more

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I'm hypertensive. I own stethoscope & aneroid sphygmometer. I manually measure my BP alone. Will the results be accurate if I'm the one taking my BP?

I'm hypertensive. I own stethoscope & aneroid sphygmometer. I manually measure my BP alone. Will the results be accurate if I'm the one taking my BP?

May be: Accurate if your are calm, not anxious and have adequate skills to take blood pressure. It may be better to have any trained person take your BP or reliable automatic blood pressure machine. ...Read more

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Can stethoscope be used to detect fetal pole?

Can stethoscope be used to detect fetal pole?

No: A regular stethoscope can pick up the fetal heart beat but that is about it. When i was a young medical student with better hearing i was able to pick up my first child's heartbeat during the early second trimester. He'll be 41 later this year! ...Read more