Just about all health care providers have need of stethoscopes. Whether you're a nurse, respiratory therapist or a medical doctor, the need to auscultate the chest, lungs and heart is a necessary and important part of your work. In deciding from the many stethoscopes to choose from it's important to keep in mind what you'll be using your stethoscope for. For general purpose listening, stethoscopes are excellent tools and come at a very good price.
Cardiologist may like to choose from stethoscopes that can record sounds that can later be played back on their computer.
Comfort when using stethoscopes.
Many people don't realize that a stethoscope and actually be uncomfortable to use if the ear pieces are not soft. Obtaining the right ear piece that is soft and comfortable is very important if you plan to use your equipment frequently.
Generally, the thicker the tube, the better sound conduction you'll experience. stethoscopes come in both single and double tube models. The single tube splits into two separate tubes while the double tube model stethoscopes send sound waves to each ear through a single tube, possible allowing for better sound interpretation.
If you work in the health care field you'll need medical supplies to help you with your work. Quality products that you know you can depend on will give you greater confidence during stressful situations.
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