When medical professionals are considering upgrading their existing stethoscope, they often look at the Littmann Cardiology IV. The Littmann Cardiology IV is considered top-of-the-line among current available stethoscopes, which immediately explains why the stethoscope is a serious consideration for many medical professionals. Do you wish to learn more about the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope for your own practice? Find out everything you must know in our information overview below.
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Why Do Many Medical Professionals Prefer the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope?
The Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope is one of the most recognised stethoscopes in Australia. It is characterised by outstanding acoustics performance, providing clinicians with the option to quickly switch between high-frequency and low-frequency sounds.
Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscopes can be used on both adult and paediatric patients, so versatility is another reason why many clinicians choose this stethoscope over others.
Whether you are looking for impeccable acoustics or versatility, the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope is an exquisite choice. Its versatility also means that the stethoscope can be used by various medical professionals; this ranges from cardiologists to emergency nurses and paediatricians.
How Does the Chestpiece of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope Look?
The chestpiece of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope has a distinctive chalice-like shape; this makes it easier for clinicians to find a Littmann stethoscope among generic stethoscopes often used in hospitals or other medical environments. Of course, the unique shape of the chestpiece is provided for a reason, since the ergonomic design makes it less likely for grime and debris to get stuck in chestpiece crevices.
Upon closer examination, clinicians will notice that the chestpiece contains of two distinct parts. The chestpiece has two sides. One side features a tuneable diaphragm for adult patients, while the other side contains the diaphragm for paediatric patients.
The paediatric side of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope hides an extra feature, since this side can convert into an open bell. By removing the tuneable diaphragm on the paediatric side and replacing it with the included non-chill bell sleeve, clinicians can easily transform the paediatric side into an open bell; this may prove useful for medical professionals who prefer using the open bell during an examination.
Is the Chestpiece of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope Easy to Maintain?
As we mentioned briefly earlier, the ergonomic design of the Littmann Cardiology IV chestpiece certainly makes the chestpiece easy to maintain. The ergonomic design of the chestpiece does not include any crevices, making a build-up of grime, debris, and skin cells less likely.
Of course, since the hygiene of your stethoscope is extremely important in sterile environments, you must take apart the chestpiece for maintenance every now and again. Fortunately, the chestpiece is designed for easy disassembly and maintenance, so clinicians will have little trouble removing, re-attaching, and cleaning the diaphragms.
Can I Detect Both Low and High Frequency Sounds with the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope?
The Littmann Cardiology IV is equipped with tuneable technology; this means that clinicians can listen to various frequencies by adjusting the pressure on the chestpiece during an examination.
Adjusting the pressure to hear sounds of a specific frequency is straightforward with the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope. To listen to low frequency sounds, apply a light pressure on the chestpiece during the examination. If you want to listen to high frequency sounds, use a firmer pressure on the chestpiece.
Can I Adjust the Headset of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope?
Littmann stethoscopes are known to provide superior comfort to clinicians; this is no different for the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope. The Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope comes with an adjustable headset, whereof the clinician can alter the tension.
By adjusting the tension on the headset, clinicians can get the headset fit comfortably on any head size. To extend the headset, simply pull apart the top of the headset. If you want to make the headset smaller, grab the top of the stethoscope with one hand and squeeze until the desired size is obtain.
The Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope also has ear tubes that are aligned with the ear canals of the clinician; this adds more comfort to the overall stethoscope while it is worn. Of course, the alignment of the ear tubes comes with other benefits, since the position of the ear tubes creates an acoustic seal that enables better sound transmission and a reduction of ambient noise.
What Design Is Used for the Tubing of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope?
Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscopes have a dual-lumen design; this means that the manufacturer has placed two sound paths in one tube. Putting two sound paths into one tube comes with benefits for the physical examination of patients.
Some traditional stethoscopes are made with two sound paths in a separate tube. Even though the sound transmission is still there, separate tubes can cause rubbing noises when a physical examination takes place. To eliminate those noises, clinicians often prefer stethoscopes with a dual-lumen design.
What Material Is Used for the Tubing of the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope?
To ensure durability and flexibility for the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope, Littmann used next-generation tubing. The compound has various benefits for the stethoscope; this includes more resistance against continuous flexing. According to Littmann, next-generation tubing can be flexed reliably up to a million times.
Next-generation tubing is also more resistant against skin oils and alcohols, two things that are commonly found in a hospital environment. Next-generation tubing is easy to maintain too, so many clinicians prefer this material for stethoscope tubing.
Where Can I Test the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope?
Many clinicians prefer to test a stethoscope before they purchase it; this is often necessary, because the stethoscope is one of their most important tools.
Medical professionals who want to test the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope can visit our showroom for a demonstration. By speaking to one of our representatives, you can also get familiar with other stethoscopes in our range, enabling you to compare and find the best stethoscope to meet your needs.