Best Low Cost Stethoscope For Nurses, Medical Students, Survival & Doomsday
Best Inexpensive Stethoscope For Health Care, Emergencies, Survival & Doomsday Preppers
This is a high quality low cost stethoscope is a great choice today for Medical Students, Nurse Technicians & Physician's Assistants. In an end of the world, SHTF, Doomsday survival scenario it is also a great choice to assist in assessing the health and diagnosing specific conditions for an injured or sick person when no doctor or hospital is available.
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Why you might need it
Without an available health care professional, in a survival situation, a stethoscope would be invaluable to diagnose bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, toxic inhalations, or allergic reactions in the lungs of a sick person.
With some basic training (see the 3 Blog Posts below) and a good stethoscope, a Doomsday Prepper Survivalist should be able to determine these lung conditions and know what course of action to take.
The Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope is a #1 best seller on Amazon and for good reason as it is an outstanding value. See the selected Amazon feedback excerpts below from health care professionals.
This stethoscope has latex free tubing and a chrome-plated chest piece, and includes: three sizes of open bells, two sizes of diaphragms, and two pair of ear tips, all in a vinyl storage case. The tubing is 22 inches.
Selected Amazon Feedback (click to expand)
"I'm a nurse tech and traveling wellness specialist and the quality of this is pretty outstanding. Nice clear thumps systolic to diastolic. I like the different earpieces it comes with. Some are quite comfortable. I've used littman and I think this is just as good."
"My old faithful *insert high end company name here* first stethoscope from nursing school died on me after three years. I ordered this model with modest expectations, and I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the product. Having relatively "rookie" ears, I'm very pleased at the quality of the acoustics of this little fella. Lung sounds have never been clearer, and I can pick up a murmur from six feet away. Well, the last part is a bit exaggerated, but you get the idea."
"I'm currently nursing student and I bought this product to take my blood pressure/heart sounds exam. I was kind of reluctant to purchase this one because I thought the price was really cheap, therefore it couldn't be that good a stethoscope. I was really wrong. I can hear perfectly through this stethoscope, even more so than the one's we have in our nursing lab. I would suggest this to anyone interested in a stethoscope at a low price."
"Wanted a spare stethoscope that worked well and wasn't expensive. This one works better than the expensive one I originally bought as a med student! Great quality, affordable price."
"I have read many of the reviews here and as a practicing physician for the past 43 years, felt compelled to comment. ........ I recently read the review [...] which I found quite informative. They rated the Omron Rappaport Spragg as the second-best. If they had not taken two points off for the fact that it was double tubed it would've been rated the best. I purchased this item from Amazon. Immediately I used duct tape (called "gorilla tape" comes in black) to stop the double tubing from bumping. The stethoscope is fantastic. It is loud and clear and can be used in pediatrics as well. Sure, the diaphragm is not as tough as a $200 scope, but it comes with a replacement, and you can always purchase more. I recommend this to anyone."
The following video explains how to properly use a stethoscope.
Through corresponding directly with Dr. Ryan Chamberlin, he recommends this particular stethoscope for Doomsday Preppers. Dr. Chamberlin is the author of the medical survival book Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: First Aid Kit Building and Mini Med School for Preppers.
See the 3 Blog posts (links immediately below) from ThePrepperPages.com for more details from Dr. Chamberlin concerning what a prepper needs to know about using Stethoscopes as a medical device to diagnose patients and what actions to take to treat them.
Also, see the two YouTube videos above for how to properly use a stethoscope and a thorough review of this particular Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope model.
Stethoscope Design and Getting Ready To Use a Stethoscope (Note: This blog post is for more than just Stethoscopes. Scroll down approx. one third down the page until you see the Stethoscope picture)
How To Use Your Stethoscope (Diagnosing and Treating Bronchitis and Pneumonia) (Note: This is a great blog post explaining how to use your stethoscope, how to perform chest percussions, how to tell the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia, and how and when to treat bronchitis and pneumonia)
Using Your Stethoscope and Other Medical Devices to Diagnose and Treat Asthma, Toxic Inhalations, and Allergic Reactions (Note: This is a another great blog post explaining how to use your stethoscope for additional ailments)
To see more medical items that Dr. Ryan Chamberlin (trauma surgeon) recommends for preppers, click "Medical & Dental" in the navigation bar in the upper left.
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