With world leading brands such as Littmann, Liberty, American Diagnostics and ALP K2 Mentone Educational is Australia's leading provider of Paediatric (Pediatric) Stethoscopes for both training and clinicians. To achieve a proper diagnosis on young children and infants, a paediatric stethoscope is essential. While the working of the stethoscope is identical to that of an adult stethoscope, the smaller size of the chestpiece diaphragm and bell means that you can focus the auscultation in exactly the right area.
Discover the Best Stethoscope in Paediatrics with the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope
Paediatricians and paediatric nurses must have a special stethoscope for their paediatric patients; this because the larger stethoscopes are usually unsuitable for the smaller body of their patients. Fortunately, paediatricians and paediatric nurses can consider the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope, which provides loads of benefits for paediatric practice. You can check the buyer's guide here.
Want to learn more about the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope and its benefits? Read the information on this paediatric stethoscope below.
Is the Chestpiece of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope Suitable for Paediatric Patients?
The chestpiece on the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope is specifically designed for paediatric patients. The chestpiece also has two parts, one part featuring a diaphragm of 3.3 centimetres and the other part a 2.5-centimetre open bell. Therefore, paediatricians can choose to work with either during a physical examination.
Please note that each of the parts on the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope chestpiece are meant to detect either low or high frequency sounds. The standard diaphragm provides clinicians with the ability to hear higher frequency sounds in paediatric patients, while the open bell is more suitable for the low frequency sound spectrum.
Is the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope Comfortable for Paediatric Patients?
A common concern of paediatricians and paediatric nurses is the comfort level of the stethoscope for their patients. Since the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope is specifically designed for paediatric patients, clinicians can expect an optimal comfort level.
The open bell on the chestpiece of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope comes with a non-chill rim; this increases patient comfort greatly during any examination. Of course, the diaphragm on the other side also contains rubber, which makes it once again more comfortable for the patient.
Is the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope Comfortable for the Clinician?
Stethoscopes should be comfortable for clinicians too, especially if the stethoscope is worn around the neck, or if the stethoscope is used frequently. Comfort is not a problem for the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope though, since this stethoscope has numerous features that make its use more comfortable for clinicians working in paediatrics.
One of the special comfort features of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope is the headset with anatomical design. The unique design of the headset ensures that the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope fits the head of the clinician perfectly, subsequently making it more comfortable, but also reducing the chance of sound leaks during examinations.
The Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope also comes with a comfortable pair of soft-seal ear tips, which align perfectly with the ear canals of the clinician. The ear tips also provide some benefits for acoustics, since they create an acoustic seal that reduces any ambient noise. Therefore, the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope is not only suitable for general practitioners in a doctor surgery, but also child specialists working in a busy hospital.
How Do I Adjust the Headset of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope to Match My Head Size?
Paediatricians and paediatric nurses can adjust the headset of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope to match their head size. The headset can be extended, but also reduced in size depending on the needs of the clinician.
Clinicians who want to extend the size of the headset can do this by holding each of the tubes in each hand. The tubes should be grasped at the location where the ear tips enter the tubes. Then, gently pull the tubes of the headset in the opposite direction to extend the size of the headset.
To reduce the size of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope headset, take the stethoscope in one hand at the same location, more specifically where the ear tips enter the tubes. Then, press until the desired head size is obtained.
The versatility of the headset makes the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope suitable for multiple practitioners in the same location. Even though we always recommend having a stethoscope of your own, it could prove useful for clinics and practices who must buy their equipment on a tight budget.
How Long Does a Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope Last?
Even though it is difficult to determine the exact lifespan of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope, the stethoscope has various features that add to its durability. So, most clinicians can enjoy their Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope for years without the stethoscope showing any signs of wear and tear.
There are some things clinicians can do to increase the lifespan of the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope, since regular maintenance and good storage can avoid premature signs of wear and tear.
One of the things that can be done to protect your stethoscope is maintaining the chestpiece regularly. The diaphragm can be removed easily from the chestpiece, after which all the parts can be cleaned with some soapy water. You can also wipe the parts with some alcohol.
After you have cleaned all the parts of the chestpiece on the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope, please make sure all the parts are fully dry before reassembling the stethoscope. Also, please make sure never to submerge the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope in liquid, nor should it be steam sterilised.
Finally, there are some elements that should be avoided; this includes extreme heat, extreme cold, solvent and oils. Therefore, always store your Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope in an appropriate storage location to reduce the chance of premature damage.
Are There More Paediatric Stethoscopes I Could Consider?
At Mentone Educational, paediatricians and paediatric nurses can find a variety of stethoscopes suitable for them. If you want to keep your options open before making a purchase, be sure to head over to our stethoscopes catalogue to find the stethoscope to match your profession.
Do you have an additional question about the Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope? Get in touch with our team today via email, telephone, or live chat. Alternatively, you can also visit our showroom for a face-to-face conversation with our representatives.
What are the best paediatric stethoscopes?
#1 - 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope
The 3M Littmann Classic II Infant Stethoscope is specially designed for use on smaller paediatric patients. Its dual-sided chestpiece delivers high acoustic sensitivity for high and low frequency sounds, and the headset is easily adjustable for a comfortable fit.
#2 - 3M Littmann Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope
The 3M Littmann Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope is ideal for use by medical professionals and students for the physical assessment and diagnosis of Pediatric patients. The versatile chestpiece design allows for high acoustic sensitivity and features a floating diaphragm and an open bell.