“Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope consists of a shallow bell-shaped device with a clear stiff diaphragm, connected to the ear pieces by flexible tubing and a hollow metal headset. The chest-piece consists of two sides that can be placed against the patient for sensing sound - a diaphragm (plastic disc) or bell (hollow cup). Literally, Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope will operate on the transmission of sound from the chest piece, via air-filled hollow tubes, to the listener’s ears.”
The length of the stethoscope does play its own role as well. With the length of 28 inch (71.1 cm), Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope is considered as a long stethoscope. What is long stethoscope? Long stethoscope is a stethoscope with long tube irrespective of the tube color, for sure. The length of the tube will affect the resonant frequency. As when the increasing of the stethoscope’s tube length will decrease the resonant frequency, Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope may provide a better response to lower frequency sound. Since human ear is least sensitive to low frequency sound and unfortunately, many heart sounds fall below 150 Hz, using long stethoscope such as Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope will give some advantage to the health professional in their auscultation.
Even though many has said that Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope almost perfectly suitable for nurses, the fact that it is a long stethoscope make it also suitable for a practitioner who love to wear the stethoscope around his neck or those who are tall and have a long arm. As to reduce the incidence of the nosocomial infection practitioner - patient interrogation, a long stethoscope such as Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope can provide the distance needed by both parties with an addition that it allows practitioners to bend at a minimum angle, and subsequently avoids undue stress on their lower back.
Besides all that has been told above, a long stethoscope such as Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope may generally provide a better auditory response and efficiently help in surgical settings to monitor heat and respiratory sounds and measure the core body temperature even in anesthetized patients.
Littmann Lightweight II SE Stethoscope...