How To Use and Maintain The Stethoscope Correctly

How To Use and Maintain The Stethoscope Correctly?

The stethoscope is the most commonly used medical device,it is as a diagnostic tool for internal & external medicine, Gynecology and Pediatrics, and it is the symbol of doctors. Modern medicine began with the invention of the stethoscope.Use it to collect and amplify sounds from the heart, lungs, arteries, veins and other internal organs.So how to use and maintain is very important for every doctor and nurse.

The steps to use a stethoscope include four parts: clearing the debris,wearing it correctly, checking the tightness and keeping it close to the skin.

 1.Clear the debris

If the stethoscope is kept in a pocket or not maintained regularly, lint, fibers or dust from clothing may block the ear tubes of the stethoscope. Regular maintenance and cleaning can prevent the above from happening.

2.Wear it correctly

The stethoscope is designed to conform to the angle of the ear canal with patented ergonomic ear tubes and ear sinuses. It fits comfortably in the listener’s ear canal without fatigue and discomfort. Before putting on the ear tube, please pull the ear tube of the stethoscope outward; the metal ear tube should be tilted forward, put the ear tube into your external auditory canal, so that the ear sinus and your ear canal are tightly closed; the size of each person’s ear canal No one is the same, and you can choose the right size sinus. If the wearing method is correct, but the fit of the ear sinus and ear canal is not good, and the auscultation effect is not good, please pull the ear tube outward to adjust its elasticity. Improper wearing method will cause poor auscultation effect when the ear sinus and ear canal are not tightly sealed. For example, when the ear tubes are worn backwards, they will be completely inaudible.



3.Check the tightness 

The high-quality sound transmission effect of the stethoscope is related to the closeness between the stethoscope and the patient’s body surface, and between the stethoscope and the listener’s ear canal. Loose earpiece parts, loose Y-tube, and damaged Y-tube will all affect the tightness. The better the fit, the more accurately the sound in the patient’s body can be transmitted to the listener’s ear. So always check the status of the stethoscope.

4.keep it close to the skin

When it is close to the skin, the stethoscope head should be placed on the auscultation site, and the stethoscope should be pressed slightly to make it fit closely with the skin, so as to ensure sound transmission and avoid the influence of friction. At the same time, auscultate in a quiet environment. The stethoscope is the most commonly used diagnostic tool in clinical practice, mainly used for auscultation of the heart, lungs, arteries and other parts.

The sound characteristics of different parts are different, and the change of sound can reflect the corresponding clinical significance. Non-medical personnel should not use a stethoscope for disease diagnosis. If they are not suitable, seek medical treatment in time and receive standardized treatment.

The maintance of the Stethoscope 

1. The stethoscope should not be stored together with harmful and toxic substances.

2. After each use, put it in the stethoscope box for storage.

3. Handle with care and keep it in a safe place.

4.If any accessory (diaphragm/eartip etc)is broken,please replace it immediately.

If you have any confusion during the using,you can contact our after-sale service team.

Post time: Aug-22-2023