Stethoscopes

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  1. Kat92

    Kat92 Student (BDemCare, BBeSt). Hopeful for JMP 2020

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    Hi guys,

    I am having trouble with some higher sound frequencies and may need amplification depending on what the audiologist says, so which stethoscope would be good?

    Currently my stethoscope that I have is letting me down as I am straining to hear blood pressure sounds and certain heart sounds. I am wondering, becuase it was a cheap gift from the TAFE I was doing another health course through, whether purchasing one of the littmann stethoscopes might help my problem hearing those sounds.
     
  2. pi

    pi Monash MBBS(Hons) BMedSc(Hons) Moderator

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    A Littmann would certainly help.

    I haven't come across your posts before, but are you a medical student? Doctor? Nurse? Regardless, I'd start with the Littmann classic range, perhaps trying a model out in your local uni bookstore if possible or borrowing a colleagues. I wouldn't be fishing out for other models unless you're a medical student or doctor and if you need it.
     
  3. Kat92

    Kat92 Student (BDemCare, BBeSt). Hopeful for JMP 2020

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I am a new member that has signed up after hearing about this site, so I thought I would check it out for UMAT practice as I am looking to do the JMP program in a few years time.

    I certainly need a new stethoscope when I go back to do a final prac component at one of the local hospitals, plus one of the doctors said he would show me some extra things seeing as it is a rural setting- which I am most grateful for!

    On a side note I am a trained AIN, AHA and MEDASST, have completed an antaomy course with a very high HD and currently doing BDemCare and BBest(Psych Major and Minor Sociology). So some of my posts may have med terms and abbreviations interleaved occasionally ;)
     
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    frootloop Not this time. Moderator

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    I genuinely have no idea what any of the first three acronyms mean haha, help?
     
  5. Kat92

    Kat92 Student (BDemCare, BBeSt). Hopeful for JMP 2020

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    Assistant in Nursing, Allied Health Assistant, Medical Assistant.
    BDemCare- is Bachelor of Dementia Care dealing with Neuroscience, Palliative Care and stuff like that.
    BBest- is Bachelor of Social Science.
     

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