MOQ:13M Littmann Infant Stethoscope 2125 (Raspberry)
MOQ:13M Littmann Infant Stethoscope 2125 (Raspberry)
The stethoscope is an instrument used by medical professionals for auscultation or listening to sounds produced by the body. It is primarily used to listen to the lungs, heart, and intestinal tract, blood flow in peripheral vessels, and the heart sound of developing fetuses in pregnant women. The parts of the stethoscope are a chest piece, diaphragm and/or bell, stem, tubing, headset, ear tubes, and ear tips. The disc and the tube of the stethoscope amplify small sounds such as the sound of a patient's lungs, heart, and other sounds inside the body, making them sound louder. The amplified sounds travel up the stethoscope's tube to the earpieces which helps the doctor to listen through. The chest piece or head of the stethoscope is the central part of the stethoscope and is the most important part of a stethoscope's acoustic performance. This is because it is responsible for detecting, capturing, and transferring sounds from the body to the headset which helps the doctor listen through. High-quality stethoscopes are available at Medikabazaar at best prices from various brands like 3M Littmann, Dr. Morepen, AccuSure, EasyCare, and many others.
What are the types of stethoscopes?+
Following are the types of stethoscopes: Neonatal Stethoscope - Smallest type of stethoscope for new-born patients. It has the smallest diameter of about 2cm Paediatric Stethoscope - Looks like a regular stethoscope, but it can be distinguished from its colour and the size of the chest piece. Resembles a toy, and so is useful in examining children Infant Stethoscope - Looks like the neonate and the paediatric stethoscope but comes with a difference in its diameter. At around 2.6cm, the chest piece can give very accurate auscultations for infants Teaching Stethoscope – Comes with a dual headset that enables the teacher and the learner to use it at the same time. Another classification of stethoscopes is into Acoustic, Electronic and Stethoscopes for Hearing Impaired. Electronic stethoscopes translate electronic signals and optimize them so the resulting sound is more enhanced than acoustic stethoscopes. They are either battery-powered or rechargeable, so if the battery is dead or you’ve forgotten to charge them, they won’t work. For medical professionals who are hearing impaired, amplified electronic stethoscopes are available to let them execute their practice
Are stethoscopes obsolete?+
Not yet, but trends show that they soon will be. In rural India and other underdeveloped regions, stethoscopes may still persist for a long time, before technology makes its mark on the general physician as well. In developed urban areas, however, hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors' ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere are on the rise. Most of Indian healthcare will use stethoscopes for the time being.
Can you wash a stethoscope?+
The Littman website issues the following pointers: “Tunable diaphragms, non-chill bell sleeves, and ear tips can be removed for cleaning. We recommend using 70% isopropyl alcohol or mild soapy water to clean stethoscope parts. Ensure that all parts and surfaces are dried thoroughly before reassembly.” During these times where each point-of-contact is being meticulously cleaned, there are expectations that stethoscopes be disinfected between each patient for fear of contamination.
Is it bad to leave a stethoscope in the car?+
Exposing stethoscopes to extreme cold or hot temperatures for extended periods of time will tamper with its mechanics. Exposing them to solvents or oils might also damage the tubings and chestpieces. However, a one-time occurrence wouldn’t be a problem, generally.
Why would a stethoscope not work?+
Number of reasons. Headset misalignment, eartip size, possible obstructions like dirt, non-maintenance and the airtight seal which transmit body sounds from the patient to the user’s ears; loose parts, etc. can all obstruct sound quality resulting in non-performance. Similarly, if the diaphragm is open when using a dual head stethoscope, then the bell will be closed, preventing sound from travelling through the bell. Electronic stethoscopes may not function due to battery issues.
How to well maintain a stethoscope?+
Keep your stethoscope away from heat, cold, oils and solvent Maintain through regular cleaning. Follow peer and professional advice for the same Most stethoscopes should work fine for at least a couple of years During the pandemic, make it a practice to clean it between one patient and the next, to avoid contamination Buying a quality stethoscope will save you many troubles. We recommend you buy from the best brands out there, like Omron, Littman, MDF, etc. Browse Littman Stethoscopes here: https://www.medikabazaar.com/brand/3m.html
How long should a stethoscope last?+
A couple of years. Littman stethoscopes are high-quality, ensuring that you have the best equipment available to you as long as it lasts.
How do I keep my stethoscope from cracking?+
A few tips: Curl your stethoscope under your collar for added tubing protection Minimize usage of alcohol rubbing in case you are excessive. Important point to be remembered Clean tubing monthly with vinyl protectors Keep away from extreme temperatures, oils and solvents as mentioned above
How often should you clean your stethoscope?+
There are expectations that you should clean your stethoscope between every two patients in these testing times. This is because of fear of contamination and because pheromone odours can be left on the device after a patient visit. Apart from that, general stethoscope maintenance and cleaning should be done as per standards
How do you get black marks off the stethoscope?+
One can use Clorox wipes, bleach solutions in limited quantities, soap and water, isopropyl alcohol wipe. Stethoscopes that contain red pigments in the tubing colour, say a pink Littman Breast Cancer special edition, are likely to experience discolouration when bleach is used.
Why is my stethoscope stiff?+
Wearing the stethoscope around the neck may cause stiffening of the tubing over time. Non-usage of vinyl protectors and frequent contact with the skin due to not wearing it under the collar are other reasons for stiffness. Talking of Littman, the majority of tubing used on Littmann stethoscopes is made of PVC (polyvinylchloride), which becomes hard when exposed to the lipids found in human skin for extended periods.
Are Microtone stethoscopes good?+
Yes, they are extremely good, considered as even the standard of medical professionals. We recommend the 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope. Here is the link: https://www.medikabazaar.com/3m-littmann-classic-iii-monitoring-stethoscope-mirror-chestpiece-ceil-blue-tube-27-inch-5959-mbunit012.html
Do First-year medical students need a stethoscope?+
It is likely. Medical schools would require students to have their own cardiology grade stethoscopes right from the first year. However, some colleges might suggest buying it in the second year, after the first year basics have been completed. In any case, you can try the 3M Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope, 6159 known for outstanding acoustic performance, diagnostic versatility, and convenience for treating adult and pediatric patients owing to the versatility of a two-sided chestpiece: https://www.medikabazaar.com/3m-littmann-cardiology-iv-stethoscope-6159-mblittman98.html
Do nurses use their own stethoscope?+
Yes. Nurses comprise more than half of the total global health workforce, constituting an immensely valuable and powerful force in the care industry. They use stethoscopes for assessing vital body sounds like those of the heart, lungs, and abdomen. Regarding the type of stethoscopes, they use, the golden standard still is the Littman brand
How do you remove a stethoscope head?+
Pulling firmly on the eartip should do it. Littmann models with traditional combination chestpieces necessitate the opening of the side of the chestpiece being used.
How do you clean a white MDF stethoscope?+
To clean the eartips diaphragm and chestpiece - 70% isopropyl alcohol pads or on a cotton ball or swab To clean the tubing - Warm water with mild detergent and a clean cloth to wipe the stethoscope tubing and dry
How do you open the bell of a stethoscope?+
Simply rotate the chestpiece by 180 degrees. Tap it to manually ensure that it is ‘on’.
How to set up a stethoscope?+
Stethosopes have got two parts – the earbuds at the top and the diaphragm at the bottom. The earbuds should be facing frontwards and not towards yourself when setting, otherwise there may be sound interferences/you may hear incorrect sounds. We suggest you watch videos from professionals or consult them for a detailed answer to this question, which will enable you to understand all the nuances.
How do you calibrate a stethoscope?+
First, do a calibration benchmarking to test your stethoscope calibration against in the future. You need to place your earbuds in your own ear canals and the diaphragm of stethoscope on your left superior chest at the mid-clavicular line, at about the third intercostal space. Count for 30 seconds. Next, place the bell of your stethoscope on your left mid-axillary line at about the fourth intercostal space and count for 30 seconds. Multiply both counts by two, add them and divide the single number produced by two. Any variation of greater than 15 percent from this benchmark is undesirable, and immediate medical assistance must be sought.
Does engraving a stethoscope damage it?+
Depends on where the engraving is done. Usually engraving on the chestpieces yields no damage, but doing the same the tubing can cause stress fractures. Most tubing on Littman is of PVC, so laser engraving can create chlorine gas during the process.
What is the best type of stethoscope?+
The Classic Littman models are the best. The Classic III stethoscopes - 5620, 5622, 5803, and the Classic II stethoscopes - 2136, 2113. The Littman Classic III models have double-sided head with both an adult and pediatric diaphragm. Both diaphragms are tunable, and the pediatric diaphragm membrane can be replaced with a rubber rim to become a bell. For everyday patient examinations, you are hard-pressed to find better options. Below are links to learn more about and purchase these models 3M-5620 Clasic III Stethoscope 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope 5622 (Navy Blue) 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope 5803 (Black) 3M Littmann Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope, Peach Tube 3M Littmann Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope Navy Blue
What are the prices of a stethoscope?+
Price range from 8,500 up to 60,000 with additional GST of generally 12%. Classic III models start from 8,500 and upwards, while Classic II models range from 8,000 to 11,000, approximately. Cardiology stethoscopes are between 17,000 to 20,000, while electronic stethoscopes are in the higher bracket of 55,000 to 60,000. All numbers are in the valuation of Indian Rupees.
Which stethoscope is best for medical students?+
The Classic Littman models are the best. The Classic III stethoscopes - 5620, 5622, 5803, and the Classic II stethoscopes - 2136, 2113. The Littman Classic III models have double-sided head with both an adult and pediatric diaphragm. Both diaphragms are tunable, and the pediatric diaphragm membrane can be replaced with a rubber rim to become a bell. For everyday patient examinations, you are hard-pressed to find better options. Below are links to learn more about and purchase these models 3M-5620 Clasic III Stethoscope 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope 5622 (Navy Blue) 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope 5803 (Black)
Are Littmann stethoscopes the best?+
Yes, Littman brand are widely held as the best in the Indian stethoscope market. Their range of functions, advanced features, varied types for different purposes, brand goodwill and reliability make them a hot favourite for practitioners all over the world as well. You can browse Littman Stethoscopes here: https://www.medikabazaar.com/brand/3m.html
What is the best inexpensive stethoscope?+
The Littmann Classic III is our best recommendation for suitable for use on adult and paediatric patients. Refer above questions on ‘Stethoscopes for medical students’ and ‘Best types of stethoscopes’. We keep referring back to the Classic III Series as they are arguably the most popular and preferred types around the world, not only with respect to features but also price. Its warranty periods are also to be considered, ranging from 3 to 5 years. Price also factors in questions like longevity without compromising on quality, in a field like healthcare, and Littman delivers on all counts
Which is the most recommended stethoscope?+
The following are the most recommended stethoscopes:
3M-Cardiology IV Black Finish Stethoscope 6163
3M-Cardiology IV Finish Stethoscope 6164
Littmann 2136 Pediatric Stethoscope Royal Blue
3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope 5803
Pediatric Rasberry 2125 Rainbow Stethoscope
Accusure Digital Stethoscope
Morepen Deluxe Stethoscope ST01
Morepen Dual Head Stethoscope ST03
Rossmax Cardiology Stethoscope EB600
Rossmax Rappaport Stethoscope EB500
MSI Microtone Stethoscope
Diamond Dual Regular Stethoscope ST016
Diamond Dual Stethoscope Pediatric S.S ST028
Diamond Dual Stethoscope ST0002
Which Littmann stethoscope is the best?+
The following are the best Littmann stethoscopes in the segment.
3M Littmann Classic II S.E stethoscope
3M Littmann Classic III stethoscope
3M Littmann Master Classic II stethoscope
MDF Instruments Acoustica Deluxe Lightweight dual head stethoscope
MDF Redesigned Sprague X Rappaport stethoscope
How much does a Littmann stethoscope cost?+
Littmann stethoscopes prices start from around Rs 7000 and can go up to Rs. 30,000.
What's the best stethoscope for a medical student?
The following are the best options for medical students.
Littmann Classic III Stethoscope
Littmann Cardiology IV
Littmann Classic II Infant / Paediatric