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    Welch Allyn Master Elite Steth

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    Anybody have experience with this or other electronic scopes?
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    otoscope/ophthalmoscope

    I used a Reitcher set of equipment for medical school. I am actually wanting to sell in now that I am in clinicals. You do need the equipment for H&P class and some of your rotations. I am almost finished with rotations and would like to sell mine. PM me if you are interested in buying.

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    do you really need an electronic scope for clinicals---i highly doubt that

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssyrianSkipper
    do you really need an electronic scope for clinicals---i highly doubt that

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    Uh, no. You probably don't need one for practice, either. I have used an electronic scope, but prefer my Master Cardiology. G
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    WHY? cardiology isn't gonna page a med student to record and help dx a murmur?

    save the cash, buy any steth that is more than the fish er price set at toys r us and you will be fine. i personally like the DRG just because it uses bose technology.... does it sound better than everyone else's littman? no but its cool to be different and it costes $40 less......
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    Littman Stethoscope

    I have a Littman stethoscope Master II that I bought for use on the island. It is in really good condition. I would like to sell it for $30.
    I also have a BP cuff, and a otoscope/ophthalmoscope set that I would like to get rid of. You will probably use this equipment for 4th and 5th semester and then sell it to someone else down out school who needs it. I have only used it a few times in rotations. I received another stethoscope for Christmas and that is why I don't need this one.

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    don't buy a electronic stethoscope.. don't know a doctor or nurse who uses one in clinical practice; but I would invest in a good stethoscope.. I personally prefer Littmann stethoscopes because they last... and I don't know about the rest of you.. but I don't want to be selling and buying stethoscopes..; regarding otoscopes and opthalamoscopes.. you can buy the welch-allyn.. it's really the best.. these people who are not using their stethoscopes in the clinical sites.. I don't understand.. and am not going to guess to why they are not doing so... the only way to learn re: heart sounds, breath sounds,... is to listen and to take the time to do the hands on... Re: penlights.. don't bother buying them.. they are useless... go to the local walmart store, and buy the small flashlights; the lights are brighter and they last longer, and when they do stop working.. have to just buy another set of batteries and not whole another penlight...

    let me also give you caring instructions re: stethoscopes... don't keep it in your car especially in the heat; it can tear the plastic. also don't wear around your neck or if you do want to wear around your neck place it on top of clothing or get a protective clothing for the tubing... the oils from your skin can slowly ruin the tubing; try to keep the stethoscope straight and not all curled up...; don't have to use alcohol to clean the stethoscope.. just use damp or dry cloth.. alcohol can actually ruin the tubing.. be careful with the diaphragm or the bell of the stethoscope.. it's good to have long tubing so that you can place the bell in a pocket so that it does not bang around... Being here in Belize.. it gets hot, and you want to keep your stethoscope in a cool and dry place.. I keep the fans continuously on, and keep it away from heat such as a closet hanging from a hanger or lying on a top shelf... or drawer; hope that this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by monalisa
    I have a Littman stethoscope Master II that I bought for use on the island. It is in really good condition. I would like to sell it for $30.
    I also have a BP cuff, and a otoscope/ophthalmoscope set that I would like to get rid of. You will probably use this equipment for 4th and 5th semester and then sell it to someone else down out school who needs it. I have only used it a few times in rotations. I received another stethoscope for Christmas and that is why I don't need this one.
    Don't get rid of your otoscope, especially if you ever plan on having kids. I use mine ALL the time. G
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    Quote Originally Posted by md90
    regarding otoscopes and opthalamoscopes.. you can buy the welch-allyn..
    Thanks for all the info. Which Welch-Allyn opthalamoscope? They have a new design that looks like a telescope and claims to have a wider field of view. Do you have any field intelligence on it? Also, the power units come in lightweight NiCad and traditional battery. The disadvantage of the NiCad is that when you run out of power, you're out of business. But it is very light. Which would you recommend?
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    make it simple...

    make it simple for you... go for the traditional battery; remember that you are a student and you really want to make it easy on yourself plus with less stress...

    re: the otoscope and opthalmoscope.. believe that the welch-allyn site has a special promotion for students studying abroad; they offer a welch-allyn otoscope and opthalmoscope with extra covers in a nice bag... you might have to call them to order... but am not sure on this point.. it's a good price, and for what you are needing right now.. it's good quality and can be used throughout clinicals...

    hope that this helps...

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