With a range of options available to nursing and medical students, we’ve compiled a list of the top medical stethoscope supplies for the classroom. Before we begin, it is important to remember that a stethoscope is one of the most frequently used tools by nurse and doctor alike. Finding one that is comfortable and compatible to their needs is a top priority for students.
American Diagnostic Association Stethoscope Nurse Proscope
This single head stethoscope weighs only 2.4 ounces. It has a lightweight aluminum chestpiece and will give an accurate reading every time.
Graham-Field Single Head
Constructed of one-piece molded vinyl tubing and featuring an adjustable binaural, this single head stethoscope is perfect for the beginner nurse.
3M Littmann Lightweight Stethoscope
This dual-head stethoscope weighs in at just 118 grams. The two-sided head piece functions as both a tunable diaphragm and open bell.
American Diagnostic Corporation Adscope 603
Made with an all stainless-steel construction, this dual-head stethoscope will endure the rugged life of a hospital physician or nurse. It is equipped with adjustable frequency technology that allows for tuning the diaphragm to enhance frequency response.
Graham-Field Sprague Rappaport
This dual-head stethoscope comes with five interchangeable chestpieces, two diaphragms and three bells. It also includes three sets of ear tips to maximize comfort.
3M Littmann Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope
This stethoscope has a dual-sided chestpiece with a 3.3cm diaphragm that is ideal for pediatric patients. It features a non-chill rim and diaphragm for patient comfort, avoiding unnecessary tears.
Graham-Field Cardiology Stethoscope
This cardiology stethoscope has a 22 inch latex-free tubing designed to keep acoustics clear. Its dual non-chill rings provide patient comfort while the internal spring binaurals allow for high acoustic sensitivity.
3M Littmann Master Cardiology Stethoscope
A high-quality stethoscope made with dual-lumen tubing, eliminating the rumbling noise of traditional double tubes. It also features a tunable diaphragm that is adjusted through varying the pressure placed on the chestpiece.
American Diagnostic Corporation Adscope 602
Made from surgical stainless steel, the Adscope 602 features a combination chestpiece designed for rugged durability. The extra-deep bell makes for unsurpassed low-frequency response.
3M Littmann Electronic Stethoscope
The top of the line stethoscope featuring ambient noise reduction. Noise amplification is up to 18 times that of a standard stethoscope. Powered by a single AAA battery, the versatile chestpiece can accommodate infants, pediatric, and adult patients.
Beginning nursing and medical school students may feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of medical stethoscope supplies available to them. Given the options above, today’s student can find the exact scope they need for their role, in a range of different colors. Each stethoscope can be adjusted for both comfort as well as fit.