Best Stethoscopes for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

For nurses and respiratory therapists that provide patient care the stethoscope is an indispensable tool. The stethoscope is often in use throughout a shift to assess multiple patients over and over again. We rarely see a nurse or respiratory therapist in patient care who has strayed far from their stethoscope. It literally becomes an extension of their body. It is no wonder why determining the best stethoscope for these two professions is so important.

The long hours and extensive use of the stethoscope in daily practice means that the best stethoscopes for a nurse or respiratory therapist will address:

  • Comfort
  • Acoustic clarity
  • Reliability
  • Ease of cleaning

We find that for nurses and respiratory therapists that the Littmann Classic III and Littmann Cardiology III best fit the requirements for these jobs.