Retirement gift ideas for doctors

It’s always difficult to know what to buy your doctor when he or she retires – but this is a great opportunity to give a thoughtful gift in recognition of a lifetime of caring. You can go one of several routes.  Firstly, consider a heritage gift: something timeless and valuable, which they will be able […]

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Which is the best stethoscope for doctors?

Buying a stethoscope can be a steep learning curve, whether you’re just starting out or are looking to update from an old beloved set of tubes. Modern stethoscopes can offer a wide scope of features and it’s important to choose the best model for your needs. Here are our recommendations for choosing the best stethoscope […]

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Should I buy a pediatric stethoscope?

Yes, pediatric stethoscopes look cute – but is it worth investing in one? The only real difference between a standard stethoscope and a pediatric stethoscope is the size of the bell and diaphragm.  A smaller head allows for better contact with the chest wall, and therefore more accurate auscultation.  A standard paediatric stethoscope like the […]

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All the equipment you need for the MRCGP CSA

According to the RCGP website, you need to take some of your own equipment to the MRCGP CSA exam (with the notable exception of a sphyg). If you’ve left it to the last minute, Amazon Prime offers next-day delivery on many of these essential items. BNF If you don’t already have one, you can find […]

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The Best Pink Medical Equipment

We all know at least one doctor with a soft spot for .  Pink stethoscope, pink pulse oximeter, pink everything.  They’re probably also the person who brings in cake most frequently. If that person is you, here’s our rundown of the best (and cutest) pink gadgets you can buy. Pink stethoscopes Good news – pink […]

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Questions to ask before buying a stethoscope

What’s my budget? This is a good place to start.  Stethoscopes can cost anything from a few pounds up into the hundreds.  Decide your price point and the decision becomes a lot easier. If you’re looking for something basic or are prone to losing your stethoscope on a weekly basis, Amazon sell stethoscopes rock-bottom prices, […]

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7 questions about stethoscopes for beginners

Who invented the stethoscope? The stethoscope was invented by René Laennec in 1816.  However, Laennec’s invention didn’t look much like the stethoscopes of today.  It consisted of a hollow wooden tube, more like an ear trumpet or a very simple version of the Pinard, currently used in obstetric care. Prior to the invention of the stethoscope, […]

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10 weird questions people ask Google about stethoscopes

People have lots of questions about stethoscopes, and they aren’t shy about sharing them with Google. Here are our picks of the weird and wonderful things the internet has asked about stethoscopes. Does a stethoscope work through walls? / How to listen through walls with a stethoscope Apparently a common question. After all, who doesn’t […]

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