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A newbie question - stethoscope

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Hello all,

I  am sure this has been asked before, however, I am not finding it. So, what kind and brand of stethoscope would you recommend for a new EMT for riding in the bus and for athletic events? 

Thanks in advance... 

Rexanne 

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Lots of people swear by Littman. They are great if you have the money and aren't forgetful(like me?). I have never bought one, I make do with the cheaper ones. My only real advice on this is don't get one with the double tubing, the tubes tend to rub in the back of the ambulance and I can't hear anything. 

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I had a Littman Classic SE II which is basically the lite/basic model for a good 10 years. Aside from a the occasional spare earpiece 

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needing replacement, it worked great. Nothing like the more expensive models, but well worth the cost. If youre thinking about paramedic school or further educating definitely worth investing on something half decent.

Also, I wouldn't recommend wearing your stethoscope on public transport 

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If you just starting out.. 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E is a great scope, goes for 46-48 bucks on AMZN, looks like a U.  The more elite versions are the cardiology ones that look like a V, but I've personally found them to be less useful than classic.  The cardiology scopes look great but the sound is dull.

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