Many paediatricians, and other medical professionals working in paediatrics, prefer a stethoscope that is specifically made for paediatrics. One such a stethoscope is the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope, which provides countless benefits for clinicians working in paediatrics. Want to get more information about the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope? Discover some highlights of this popular stethoscope in our information overview below.
Is the Chestpiece of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope Single-Sided or Double-Sided?
The chestpiece of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope is double-sided; this means the chestpiece can be turned depending on the requirements of the clinician.
One side of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope chestpiece contains a diaphragm measuring 2.7 centimetres. The other side of the chestpiece has an open bell, which allows more versatility for clinicians who prefer the open bell.
Even though outstanding acoustics and versatility are the main benefits of the unique chestpiece, the chestpiece of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope also has comfort as a benefit. The non-chill rim on the open bell makes examinations more comfortable, but so does the overall design of the diaphragm.
What Features Contribute to the Acoustics of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope?
As many clinicians expect from Littmann stethoscopes, the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope features some remarkable acoustics. The superior acoustics of this infant stethoscope are delivered by the unique design of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope, as well as some of its remarkable features.
The 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope is designed for high acoustic sensitivity; this through the double-sided chestpiece. With the double-sided chestpiece, clinicians can distinguish easily between low and high frequency sounds, enabling them to listen to the heart, lungs, as well as other body sounds that may relate to a diagnosis.
Acoustics of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope are also provided by the unique headset of the stethoscope. Through its anatomical design, the headset of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope fits perfectly on the head of the clinician. Of course, the tension of the headset can be increased or decreased as required.
The headset of a 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope also has soft-sealing ear tips. The soft-seal ear tips align with the ear canals, ensuring they fit properly in the ears of a clinician when an examination is performed. Of course, this perfect fit does contribute to acoustics, since good-fitting ear tips reduce the chance of sound leaks and excessive ambient noise.
Does the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope Have a Longer Stethoscope Life Than Other Options on the Market?
Since stethoscopes can prove to be an investment, many clinicians are searching for stethoscopes with a long lifespan. Fortunately, clinicians do not have to worry about that with the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope, since this stethoscope is proven to have a long lifespan.
One of the reasons why the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope has such a long lifespan is the next-generation tubing used for the stethoscope. Contrary to most stethoscope tubing materials, next-generation tubing is more resistant to compounds such as skin oils and alcohol; this makes it less likely that these materials will cause damage to the tubing material.
Next-generation tubing has also proven to have outstanding flexibility. Naturally, flexibility is an important feature for a stethoscope, since many clinicians fold their stethoscope to fit it into their pocket.
Added flexibility does not mean that next-generation tubing is not strong. Far from it, because next-generation tubing has shown to retain its shape even after being flexed repeatedly. So, if durability is an important feature for the stethoscope you want to obtain, the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope will certainly not let you down.
How Much Does the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope Weigh?
The overall weight of a stethoscope can be important for clinicians, since some medical professionals prefer to wear the stethoscope around the neck. Of course, stethoscopes that are too heavy could cause some neck pain and neck strain, so a stethoscope of minimal weight is usually recommended for these clinicians.
Medical professionals who want a lighter stethoscope will not be disappointed in the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope. The stethoscope has a net weight of 95 grams, which is certainly light enough for clinicians who prefer wearing their stethoscope around the neck.
What Colours and Finishes Are Available for the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope?
Medical professionals will find that the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope is available in various tube colours and finishes. Choosing an infant stethoscope in an unusual colour and finish helps you to easily find your stethoscope in a busy medical environment, so tube colour and finish does have more benefits than style alone.
Colours available for the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope include black, Caribbean blue, orange, pearl pink, raspberry, red, and royal blue. Available finishes for the chestpiece include machined stainless steel and rainbow. All these tube colours and finishes are available in the Mentone Educational catalogue.
How to Maintain the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope?
The 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope is easy to maintain, so medical professionals will have no problems keeping their stethoscope in pristine condition. Detailed information on the maintenance of your stethoscope can be found in the instructions that accompany your 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope, but also on the Mentone Educational website.
Clinicians who have some additional questions about the maintenance of their 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope can always contact our team of experts. Medical professionals can also visit our showroom for a demonstration of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope before they make a purchase.
Do you have any questions about the operation or the overall design of the 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope? Need some information urgently? Be sure to use one of the many contact methods available for Mentone Educational; this includes telephone, email, or instant messaging.