Medical Student Discounts

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Student discounts available

We know how expensive being a student is these days and with this in mind Valuemed medical supplies do offer student discounts. To obtain a student discount coupon for your university or college to spend on medical equipment or supplies please e-mail us as marketing@adtuk.co.uk with the details of your college or university,  so that we can set a discount code up for you.

In the meantime you can use 5% discount coupon code AUT until the end of January 2017.

Medical Student Discounts

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

Use your medical student discount coupon to purchase a Littmann Classic 11SE stethoscope which still remains in our opinion the best stethoscope for medical students and is recommended by UK medical schools.

The cost of being a medical student has never been higher in the UK. Not only do students have to take a student loan to cover their six years of medical school, (most other university degrees are only 3 years ) but they also have the added expense of purchasing medical equipment and medical textbooks which can be very costly.

To help ease the financial burden Valuemed issue discount coupons to medical students on request. We remember what it was like to be in your position.

If you are currently a medical student and would like a medical student discount that you can use & share with your fellow students then please do get in touch with us by e-mail to marketing@adtuk.co.uk

Once you have your medical student discount coupon it can be used at www.valuemed.co.uk to purchase any items on the website including a Littmann stethoscope & any other medical equipment you require for your clinical studies.

Read our FAQ section for medical students if you are unsure which is the best stethoscope & medical equipment to buy

Smoking shisha; is the WHO right?

I have decided to write an article because I had once been asked to smoke shisha, being insisted that there were no health implications involved and shisha was essentially the perks of smoking without the drawbacks, such as the continuity of use being able to possibly cause lung cancer! My decision to write this article was also perhaps encouraged by the growing market of shisha, which to has seen roughly a 210% rise in the number of cafes offering in since the smoking ban was implemented in 1 July 2007, as reported by the Independent. Moreover, there were 179 shisha bars in 2007 but there were 556 in 2012. So I now will begin writing a little bit of what I know to do with this subject.

“An oriental tobacco pipe with a long, flexible tube that draws the smoke through water contained in a bowl” describes ‘hubble-bubble’, ‘hookah’, ‘waterpipe smoking’ and any other alias the infamous shisha tends to spread under. First discovered by Abul-Fath Gilani according to popular belief, the upcoming craze originated from the humble, and likewise, booming country that used to be Persia; India – though this is said to be a disputed merit.

Shisha, often written under as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is a ‘glass-bottomed waterpipe’ which emits radiant fruity smells of your desires. But, surprisingly, for such a simple task of smoking, shisha requires a rather sophisticated device, inclusive of many components from grommets to diffusers. Thus, there is already a physical distinction from its cigarette counterpart. However, it is from the water jar where, unsurprisingly, most of the common misconceptions about shisha arise.

So the misconceptions, which are often seen as a major contributor to why shisha has become increasingly popular since the noughties, become intriguing as a blur between fact and fiction becomes visible. The first main myth to this tobacco craze would be the bubbling water creates the illusion of the smoke being cleansed and purified thus apparently being made healthy. Although, in reality the water, bubbling it may be, does not filter out all the toxins and the fruity smell is only the guise for the smoke which contains the otherwise cancer causing chemicals. Dr Sellehudin Abu Bakr even goes as far as to call the water ‘filter’ a ‘gimmick’. Additionally, passive smoking can be dangerous as it can be the smoke and its composition which causes harm. In the smokes composition exist an addictive substance: nicotine, which can cause a dependence upon this social commodity which increasingly seems harmful. Unfortunately, this is not where the problems end, as sharing a mouthpiece increases the risk of infection with TB or hepatitis, both of which come with disastrous implications.

As a result of public unawareness, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had, from their research published as ‘Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking’ in 2005, which found that, contrary to ancient lore and popular belief, the smoke of shisha contained many toxicants which can cause lung cancer, heart disease and can have other detrimental effects to your body. The WHO also came to the conclusion that 1 hour of smoking shisha is equivalent to up to 200 cigarettes worth of smoke, and this isn’t particularly ‘good’ smoke as the heat sources for shisha are often cinders or charcoals. These are dangerous as they release carbon monoxide.

Additonally, shisha delivers nicotine which as many of you may know, is an addictive substance. Despite the water absorbing some of it, it still enters your body in substantial amounts, so much so, that it can cause addiction, like other tobacco products. The study also highlighted the dangers of second-hand shisha smoking. So by even entering a shisha bar where others are smoking, even by not smoking yourself, you can still be endangered. Also, another important note to focus on is that in this research, they had showed shisha, like cigarettes to contain the capacity to have an adverse effect on the unborn baby during pregnancy. So by smoking shisha, one can potentially harm their baby.

Therefore, one must ask the question on whether smoking shisha is really as harmless as others advocate. In light of the WHO research, it becomes increasingly clear that there are dangerous aspects to this craze, but the research isn’t conclusive enough, many seem to argue. Thus, in order to really clear the misconceptions surrounding shisha, more research needs to be carried out.

‘Love your Littmann’ Stethoscope Student Promotion

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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.

 

Student Discount Coupons | Medical Student Discounts

Valuemed UK Medical Supplies offers student discounts to medical, paramedical, physiotherapy & nursing students on our complete range of medical equipment & medical supplies.

If you are a student & would like a discount code for your university or college please send an e-mail to customerservices@accessdiagnostics.co.uk with the name of your college or university and we will set an online discount code up for you and e-mail you the details.

In the meantime, you may use discount code save5 which is active until the end of June 2012 and gives a 5% discount on goods.

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

Which is the best medical student stethoscope ?

At this time of year we are frequently asked this question.

When I started on my clinical training 27 years ago the medical school that I was at (Liverpool) recommended the Littmann Classic SE stethoscope. I still have that Littmann classic that I purchased 27 years ago and it is still a great stethoscope. When I was in my final year I purchased a Littmann Cardiology as I felt the better acoustics would help me in my final exams. I continued to use that stethoscope throughout my medical career, and I still have it, and yes you guessed it is still a great stethoscope.

 For medical students starting their clinical training the Littmann Classic 11 SE stethoscope is still the recommended stethoscope and offer great value for money at just £45.90 (net VAT)

For those who want to push the boat out a bit more and for medical students in their final year the Littmann Dual 111 Cardiology at £103.99 (net VAT0 is a superb Littmann stethoscope. It is extremely robust, and will stand a life time of use

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Medical student starter kit now supplied to UK medical schools

The valuemed medical student starter kit is proving popular with medical schools in the UK

The pack now contains a palm aneroid sphygmomanomater, but can be supplied with the traditional two tube standard aneroid sphyg upon request.

Valuemed  is shortly to introduce a clinic kit pack, aimed at GP surgeries and NHS clinic’s to include a desk sphygmomanometer, otoscope, opthalmoscope, a lite double head stethoscope in a bright colour to avoid “walkabouts” torniquets, pen lights and reflex hammers

Discount Coupons-Student Discounts

If you are a student and would like a discount coupon for your university or college then e-mail us at customerservices@accessdiagostics.co.uk with the name of the university or college and we will set you up a code specific for your college or university.

Our current 5% coupon code until the end of June 2010 is: save

use at medical equipment supplier Valuemed

The discount coupon can also be used at our Access Diagnostics fertility website

  • One coupon per order

  • Coupons can be used multiple times

  • discount can be used on any products including Littmann Stethoscopes

  • To use coupon code enter the code exactly as it is typed above and then click update.

  • Please feel free to pass the coupon on

Medical Students Kit

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Medical student starter kit

We have put together a credit crunching kit for medical students containing everything you need to start your clinical training

Click here to view all the medical student kit including kits with Littmann stethoscopes 

Medical student stethoscopes

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