Instead of using a stethoscope to “auscultate,” or listen for heart sounds, Ahmad uses a handheld ultrasound. He prefers the GE Healthcare Vscan Pocket Ultrasound Dual Probe, but Phillips makes a similar device called Lumify, he said. The device, which looks like an old flip phone, is easy and convenient to carry.Apr 3, 2018
Do not bend or contort the tubing of your stethoscope, as this can cause tearing in the PVC. One of the most common ways that this happens is by stuffing a stethoscope in your pocket, so try to avoid this practice. The tubing is one of the most fragile parts of your stethoscope, and as a result is most prone to damage.
Position the stethoscope properly The first rule to follow when you want to wear a stethoscope properly is positioning your stethoscope in front of you with the diaphragm surface facing you. The binaural should point away from you since the ear canals bend towards the face.Mar 5, 2021
Some (doctors and students) think that only doctors should wear stethoscopes around their necks. Even more curious, there is a rumour that this unofficial way of distinguishing medical students from doctors may be sabotaged by infection control guidance preventing ANYONE from wearing a stethoscope round their neck.Oct 8, 2014
For the same reason that Littmann doesn't ship the stethoscopes loose in an empty box. The chestpiece and headset of the stethoscope are metal. The tubing is rubber. As you can imagine, the constant friction of one against the other will cause damage over time.