The need for a good stethoscope goes without saying. But does a nurse really need a top-of-the-line stethoscope?
Answer: Nurses agree that if you have some extra bucks to spend, a great stethoscope is a must! So which one is the best? First of all, as nurse Sean Dent puts it, you’re better off avoiding those “Playskool” stethoscopes they try to sell you in nursing school. Be sure your stethoscope is specific to the site you’re working on. The most popular pair for hearing those irregular heartbeats and murmurs, according to Scrubs readers, is the Littman Cardiology III stethoscope. Nurses love this lightweight, high-quality gear with soft, form-fitting ear pieces.
Next…that roll of tape (critical!)
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