Posted on January 24, 2016
Stethoscopes to Suit Your Every Need!
A nurse’s tools are like extra limbs. In the high-paced job of tending to the sick and injured, it’s essential to have the right tools in hand. Or perhaps around the neck, at least in the case of stethoscopes. Because the community depends on you, we want to give you the best stethoscopes for the job, ones that you won’t even remember you’re wearing or carrying because they become a part of your seamless, streamlined duties.
Deciding on a Stethoscope
Stethoscopes offer a variety of options, both in aesthetics and functionality. The first question to ask when purchasing a stethoscope is how it will be utilized. To establish a baseline heartbeat? To hear very minute details like S4 heart sounds? How much you want to amplify your sense of hearing, the needs of your typical patients, and how you wish to make them comfortable will dictate the kind of stethoscope you need.
The Basic Stethoscope
Tafford sells a variety of basic stethoscopes like the Prestige Medical Clinical Lite™ Stethoscope which is a lightweight and affordable dual head option. It detects S1 and S2 heart sounds on the diaphragm side and S3 and S4 heart sounds with the bell side. It comes in 10 solid colors and has a Lifetime Warranty on parts.
You may also choose the slightly more advanced model, the Prestige Medical Ultra-Sensitive Dual Head Stethoscope, which has an enhanced zinc chestpiece, thick walled tubing, and soft PVC eartips.
Advanced Stethoscope Options
Littman is another superb brand of stethoscopes, especially those made just for cardiology. Try the Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope that has a stainless steel chestpiece and Latex-free materials. The headpiece is built from anodized aluminum to be anatomically comfortable. The dual lumen two-in-one tube design eliminates environmental noise from tube friction. There is even a pressure-based sound frequency adjustment.
Looking for a package? The Prestige Medical Aneroid Sphygmomanometer/Sprague-Rappaport Stethoscope Kit includes the most popular sphygmomanometer and best-selling stethoscope in one efficient case! All of the pieces share the quality of the Prestige brand and are available in both classic solid colors and unique playful prints!
With Tafford, you can find the top stethoscope brands in the color and option you want at the low prices you deserve! Trust Tafford for all of your nursing tools. Start by shopping stethoscope options here!