Mountain View Medical Supply

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stethoscopes - Hear the Scoop

John is a nursing student and came to Mountain View Medical Supply needing a new stethoscope. Since this was his first purchase, he had a lot of questions!

Most stethoscopes are binaural, which means it is designed to work in both ears.
The chestpiece is typically dual headed - the diaphram captures sounds from the body and the bellshape captures lower frequency sounds. Chestpieces come in many shapes, and types to fit different needs, from cardiology to pediatrics, to basic monitoring.
Most stethoscopes now have self sealing ear tips to ensure background noise is eliminated.
The length of the tubing can vary - giving added distance from the patient, but it can also interfere with sound quality.

To chose the right stethoscope for you, determine your needs and preferences and set a reasonable budget. Different manufacturer's offer comparible products at very different price levels. Do some consumer review research to ensure you get your money's worth!

See a wide variety of stethoscopes on our WEBSITE today!

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