Frequently Asked Questions about Stethoscope
How to use a stethoscope?
The Eartips of the stethoscopes is kept in the ear of the physician or caretaker. The diaphragm part of the stethoscopes is pressed against the chest of the patient. The sound travels via the hollow tubing to the ear tips of the measurer.
How long does a stethoscope works without failure?
It is recommended to replace Stethoscopes every two years for optimal performance and accuracy.
What points should be considered before buying a good stethoscope?
Parts of the stethoscopes are major selection criteria among the buyers. The fit of the earpieces for the measurer, Length of the tube to ensure personal space distance between the patient and the physician. 27 Inches is a good length to consider. The quality of the Bell determines the accuracy of the readings. The Brand and price range is also a major deciding factor. Most importantly, the type of user. For a clinician, a simple stethoscope will do, but a professional cardiologist will need an advanced device to pick-up higher frequencies and for higher accuracy.
Can a stethoscope break?
Over time the tubings of the stethoscopes get stiff and hard since it's mostly made with PVC plastic. The tubes might also collect dust and debris over time and disables accurate measurements. Then it's recommended to buy a new stethoscope.