‘Love your Littmann’ Stethoscope Student Promotion

Love-your-Littmann

This Thursday thousands of UK students will find out if they have the required grades to gain entry to medical school. The successful ones will start their course in October and amongst the list of required items for many medical schools will be a stethoscope.

The Littmann Classic 11 SE Stethoscope has been the first choice stethoscope for most UK medical students now for many decades and still remains so. The reason is that it is a reasonably priced high quality double headed ie with a bell and a diaphragm acoustic stethoscope that is ideal for medical students who need to master all the basics of auscultation.

The Littmann Dual 111 cardiology stethoscope is also a popular choice due to its superior acoustic performance particularly when listening to heart murmurs and has always been a popular choice wit final year medical students & young doctors. It also makes a good choice for medical students.

This year Littmann in their ‘Love your Littmann ‘ promotion is offering a free cardiac sounds auscultation cd with each Littmann Classic 11 Se stethoscope in the promotion and also with the Littmann Dual 111 cardiology stethoscopes in the promotion.

To find out more about the current ‘Love your Littmann ‘ stethoscope deals visit Valuemed UK and to see our full range of Littmann Stethoscopes available to buy online

Medical Student Stethoscope-which is the best one to choose ?

Use your medical student discount coupon to purchase a Littmann Classic 11SE

Use your medical student discount coupon to purchase a Littmann Classic 11 SE

This is a recurring question from medical students just about to embark on clinical studies, and from their parents who often wish to buy a stethoscope as a gift.

If you can afford to opt for a Littmann Classic 11 SE Stethoscope as this is the stethoscope that most medical students in the UK will use, and that most doctors trained with, and many still use in their everyday clinical practice. At around £50 it offers excellent acoustic performance, at an affordable price. It also comes in a huge array of tube colours & finishes, which means their should be one that suits you.

For final year medical students a Littmann Dual 111 Cardiology stethoscope at around £108 plus VAT,  can be a good choice as it can help them in picking up heart murmurs during their final exams.

 

Best gifts for medical students

At this time of year we are often asked by parents to reccomend the best gifts for medical students.

Any of the Littmann stethoscopes would make a fabulous gift for a medical student but parents are often surprised when we advise them not to go for the most expensive stethoscopes from the Littmann range. The best stethoscope for medical students just starting out on their training are the Littmann classic 11 SE stethoscopes. Most UK doctors start their medical school clinical training with a Littmann classic or similar. They come in a wonderful array of colours now so you really can stand out from the crowd and come boxed so are easy for wrapping. We also have the more traditional Littmann Classic colours.

Stethoscope for medical student

Littmann Classic 11 SE best stethoscope for medical student

For a final year medical student a Littmann dual 111 cardiology stethoscope would make a really special gift and would help give them confidence for their final exams.

We also have a comprehensive range of starter kits for medical students that would make great gifts for medical students just starting on their clinical training.

If you are a medical student let us know what you think are the best medical equipment gifts that you would like to receive for Christmas that would make gifts.

2011 Littmann Stethoscopes Student Promotion.

Littmann stethoscope student promotion

We are pleased to announce the details of the Autumn 2011 Littmann stethoscopes Student Promotion.

This year as an authorised littmann distributor we are able to offer the CARDIAC AUSCULTATION CD as a FREE gift with:

·        Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope 

·        The Cardiac Auscultation CD has proved to be a very popular educational tool, and is unique in its field as it combines heart sounds with MRI scans. This is an ideal gift for all medical students.

The Classic II SE is still the stethoscope of choice for most 1st year medical students, having both a ‘bell and diaphragm’

Stethoscope for medical students-which is the best ?

Yes it’s September again and we are being asked this question by lots of students embarking on a career in medicine. With many medical schools now incorporating clinical training at a much earlier stage than they used to, many 1st year medical students are now buying their own stethoscopes for use in their clinical training and so they can practice on their friends & family.

When I did my medical training we do not see a live patient for the 1st 18 months and were not taught to use a stethoscope until we entered our clinical training after passing the 2nd MB. Now at many universities (though not all) this has changed and the clinical training is incorporated into the theory training at a much earlier stage and the students are encouraged to practice their clinical skills early by practicing on simulators, volunteers and each other.

Which stethoscope should I choose ?

The first thing to say is congratulations on getting into medical school. This is a very exciting time for you.

When deciding which stethoscope to purchase you need to go for a traditional high quality acoustic stethoscope that has both a bell (for listening to heart sounds) and a diaphragm (used mainly for listening to the chest, taking blood pressure and listening to bowel sounds)

Do not be tempted to buy an electronic stethocope at this stage as all medical students need to first aquire their skills on an acoustic stethoscope, as this is the kind of stethoscope that you will use for most of your medical career, and that you will be required to use in clinical exams.

littmann classic 11 se medical student stethoscope

Their is a huge choice available however in our opinion the Littmann Classic 11 SE still remains the best choice for a medical students 1st stethoscope. It is a high quality, simple to use use robust stethoscope that is ideal for medical students. It also offers great value for money and should last you very well. I still have the original Littmann Classic stethoscope that I purchased as a  medical student over 25 years ago, and it is still in good working order !

littmann classic 11 se perl pink stethoscope

The Littmann Classic now also comes in an array of gorgeous tube colours & bell finishes including metallic  (pink perl finish is shown above) so you really can stand out from the crowd if you want to or you can opt for the original classic black tubes which now also comes in a very cool all black option (Littmann classic 11 se black tube, black bell & black headset) see picture below.

littmann classic 11 se all black stethoscope

As you can probably gather from this blog post we love the Littmann Classic 11 Se Stethoscope and it is our top recommendation for medical students for the following reasons:

  • high quality dual head stethoscope
  • reliable & robust in every day clinical use
  • trusted manufacturer
  • the original & in our opinion the best
  • every UK doctor uses a Littmann Classic stethoscope at some time in their career
  • long estabalished Littmann brand
  • great value for money
  • lots of great colours and finishes to choose from

If you like it as much as we do then use this coupon code ADSUM before the end of this September to save 5% on your Littmann Classic 11 SE at www.valuemed.co.uk

What is your favourite colour Littmann stethoscope ?

With all the lovely new colours available now in the Littmann stethoscopes we thought it would be interesting to take a poll on which colours you like best.

Let us know which colours you like best by e-mailing us, or leaving a comment here

Send us your Littmann stethoscope reviews and we will publish them here on our medical blog

See our full range of stethoscopes at Valuemed UK

Gorgeous new Littmann Classic 11 SE Stethoscope Rainbow edition

Just in stock this week the gorgeous Littmann Classic II SE Rainbow Edition is a distinctive stethoscope for those who want their stethoscope to stand out in the crowd.

It has carribean blue tubes and rainbow effect adult chest piece.

littmann classic 11 se rainbow

Click here for more info or to buy the Littmann Classic II SE Rainbow Edition

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The Littmann Classic Stethoscope- the doctors choice

Littmann Stethoscopes remain the standard doctors choice. Littmann continues to be the medical school recommended stethoscope of choice for students.

The Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope remains the first choice, giving excellent general clinical performance and value for money. The Littmann stethoscope range is made by parent company 3M.

The Littmann Classic II SE features:

  • Dual headed with a patented tuneable diaphragm on one side, and a traditional bell on the other.
  • The tuneable diaphragm on the 3M Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope detects high and low frequency sounds by simply adjusting the pressure used during examination. Firm pressure allows you to listen to high frequency sounds- ease off to lighter contact and the diaphragm instantly switches to let you hear lower frequency sounds (previously heard using the traditional bell).
  • The bell side on the 3M Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope can also be used for low frequency sounds and special examinations to detect bruits, for examination of intercostal spaces and auscultation of smaller and bony patients.
  • A high quality single lumen tube (71cm/28 inches), with comfortably angled anatomically correct headset and patient-friendly nonchill rim and diaphragm to ensure maximum patient comfort.
  • The 3M Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope features a tough, elastomer polyurethane rim on the chestpiece and crack-resistant, reinforced, PVC tubing. The tubing allows you to fold the scope easily without worry of kinking or breaking. The internal, double-leaf, binaural spring helps assure a long life and allows easy adjustment of ear-tube tension. The ear-tubes are lightweight, yet very durable.
  • Patented soft sealing medium ear tips designed to produce an excellent acoustic seal, offer maximum comfort (firmer ear tips are supplied with the stethoscope if you prefer). These ear tips are supplied as standard on the 3M Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope.
  • Littmann offer 3 year warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Why should I buy a 3M Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscope?

  • The 3M Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope remains the industry standard stethoscope, against which others are judged.
  • It is widely used by a wide range of health care professionals such as nurses, general practitioners, midwives and physiotherapists.
  • The 3M Littmann Classic II SE is also the stethoscope that medical students are advised to use, due to its acoustic quality and versatility- very important when learning

The 3M Littmann range of stethoscopes are the most highly regarded in the industry, and have been trusted by millions of healthcare professionals throughout the world for decades.

Click here for more info or to buy Littmann Classic II SE Stethoscopes 

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Best stethoscope for medical students

At this time of year we get lots of phone calls from parents of medical students who are about to start their clinical training, and want to know which is the best stethoscope to buy them as a gift.

I remember well when I started my clinical training about 20 years ago how excited I was to get my first stethoscope. in those days the only stethoscope that was available to buy from the medical school was the Littmann Classic SE.

I still have mine, and it has performed very well for the last 20 plus years.

I bought it when I started my clinical studies and it served me very well. In my final year at medical school I studied cardiology & persuaded my parents to buy me a Littmann cardiology stethoscope which was fantastic. After I had used this stethoscope with its superior acoustics I never used anything else. It served me very well through my final year, through my house jobs and then through my GP training. I continued to use it as a GP, and it is as good now as the day I bought it.

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There are lots of new brands of stethoscope on the market since I trained 20 years ago, although Littmann still remains the quality stethoscope that all other brands aspire to.

If you are looking for a paediatric or cardiology stethoscope of similar quality to the Littmann Classic look at these MDF stethoscopes below:

MDF-777 Classic paediatric  Stethoscope 

MDF-797 Classic Cardiology Stethoscope

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Littmann stethoscope for medical students and doctors

Littmann 11 SE stethoscope UK

Littmann Classic 11 SE stethoscope available in lots of tube colours and is an ideal stethoscope for medical students

Littmann Classic II SE doctors stethoscopes are available in a range of tube colours tubes at £57.76 for a limited period

The strong US dollar has pushed the price of Littmann stethoscopes up to UK and EU buyers over recent months with price increases across the entire range.

The Littmann Classic II SE stethoscope remains the benchmark doctors unit against which others are compared. Valuemed remains the only major distributor not tied to a single brand stethoscope manufacturer offering other leading north American brands MDF Stethoscope models and Spirit stethoscope sphygmomanometers etc and its own valuemed range and generic stethoscopes. clinical stethoscopes start from just £3.45

Valuemed offer medical student discounts