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Lend A Hand To The Child With A Pediatric Stethoscope

Author : Jimmie Kelsine

It's important to have a pediatric stethoscope in any medical setting. It can mean the difference between life and death for an infant. That's why while you might have an adult model stethoscope you want to make sure that you have a quality stethoscope for the pediatric patients that might come through your examination room. Body structures between adults and children differ greatly. With this in mind, it is very important that nurses understand that the scopes you might use on an adult is very different than the one you want to use on a small child.

Littmann produces a specialized line of pediatric stethoscopes just for this reason. They designed them to be responsive to the unique physical characteristics of a child.

The Littmann Line Of Infant And Pediatric Stethoscopes

The 1" bell on the Littmann pediatric stethoscope is made distinctly for a childs body. The pediatric stethoscopes that are made by Littmann are sized optimally for little patients and you will find that the small diaphragm conforms just right to the contours of the little bodies. Pediatricians in reviews rave about how well these chest pieces fit their pediatric patients and this makes a big difference in diagnosing problems in their young patients.

This is a quality instrument with a precision snap on non chill rim that won't corrode or startle your young patients. Being snap on, the rim can't come loose like the threaded variety.

To ensure that the nurse or physician is comfortable the patented soft seal ear tips that come with every Littmann stethoscope provide an incredible seal to keep out environmental noise.

Littmann's double leaf spring system ensures that you will always be able to adjust the tension of the scope on your ears for maximum comfort for the life of the stethoscope.

Obviously an exam by an uknown adult can be frightening to a child or infant, so this instrument is designed to be as comfortable as it can be. Littmann understands that and they have made sure that this model has a non chill rim on both the diaphragm and bell, so there's no need to warm them up or cause the infant any discomfort.

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