DIY Stethoscope?

Answer A stethoscope is commonly used to listen to heartbeats by passing the vibration of the beating heart through the diaphragm of the stethoscope--the thin, plastic disc--and into the tube to the ears.... Read More »

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How to Use a Stethoscope?

While it is not difficult to use a stethoscope, it takes a fair amount of skill and study to use a stethoscope to its fullest potential.

What stethoscope is right for me?

On One Hand: Single-lumen Stethoscopes Offer EconomyThe single-lumen stethoscope offers a reasonably priced option for student nurses, home caregivers and daily patient monitoring. It is easy to st... Read More »

Who made the first stethoscope?

Rene Laennec, a doctor in France, developed the first stethoscope in 1816. He made it out of a rolled-up piece of paper. He developed the first stethoscope so that he could have a simpler way to li... Read More »

How to Take Your Own Pulse With a Stethoscope?

It's a fact of life: some people's pulses are just more difficult to take by palpation (pressure on an artery with the fingers) than others. If you have been advised by your physician to monitor yo... Read More »