Rappaport Stethoscope, The Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope is a very affordable stethoscope option for many nurses, students, and medical professionals. It is a very dynamic stethoscope due to the attachments that are included with the stethoscope.
The sprague rappaport stethoscope is essentially 5 stethoscopes in 1. The attachments set includes an adult diaphragm, Rappaport Stethoscope pediatric diaphragm, Adult bell, Child Bell, and Infant bell. Tubing length is 22 inches and total stethoscope length is 30". Features a fully rotating twin head drum. The EMI Stethoscope has Latex FREE tubing and chrome-plated chest piece.
The Elite Medical Instruments Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope is a dual head stethoscope. Meaning, that one side is active at a time on the stethoscope. The chest piece must be rotated when holding the tubing constant to active the side of the stethoscope for sound. When one side is open, the sound may come through. The other side is closed until activated.
The attachments may be configured with the sprague rappaport to utilize both sides of the chest piece. The stethoscope is very dynamic and allows for multiple uses. The diaphragms are used for high frequency sounds, while the bells are used for low frequency sounds.
The stethoscope. Nothings says “I’m a doctor” more than the stethoscope in a pocket or draped around the neck. Forty-five years ago when I got my first one, a gift from my physician-father, the former was more common. Then we were more likely to wear coats — white coats or suit coats — and pockets were available. I had suit coats in which the lining was worn out from the weight of the thing and at the Mayo Clinic back then, perhaps still, the sartorial police didn’t allow white coats. Of course, medicine was overwhelmingly male then so suit coats were the norm. These days you’re much more likely to see them draped around the neck. Back then we did put them around our necks sometimes, but that required that the springy metal arms to be around your neck.
I found that tended to give me a headache because I think it partly occluded blood flow down the jugular veins in my neck. Interesting to me is the newer fashion statement of draping it around the neck is made possible because the tubing on today’s stethoscopes is much longer. The longer tubing also makes wearing it cumbersome because the end of it bangs on your belt rather than the middle of your chest.