Answer: Some stethoscope manufacturers recommend that you clean your stethoscope with alcohol or soapy water, they also recommend keeping stethoscopes away from solvents. The flaw in this logic is that alcohol and soap ARE solvents that can actually accelerate the aging process of the vinyl, plastic and rubber parts of a stethoscope by dissolving the plasticizers that keep these parts flexible and looking new. This can leave the parts looking old, worn and eventually contribute to stiffening and cracking of the tubing.In addition, when they are manufactured stethoscopes with two sided chestpieces are lubricated where the chestpiece rotates around the stem and need to be re-lubricated periodically, just like any other machine. If these moving parts are not lubricated they grind together and ruin the fine tolerances required for the proper acoustic performance of the stethoscope. Cleaning the stethoscope will also remove lubricants making periodic lubrication essential.At this time there is only one system of products that has been developed specifically for the cleaning and maintenance of stethoscopes and other similar medical instruments and tested for assurance against potential detrimental effects (leaving surfaces feeling tacky or greasy, attracting dust, discoloration, etc) to treated surfaces. Praveni products are available where stethoscopes are sold and more information is available at www.praveni.com.
Answer: Stethoscopes can detect bodily sounds such as breath, cardiac, and abdominal sounds. In the hands of a skilled professional they can be used to detect abnormal heart sounds, bruits, and carotid blockages.
Answer: A stethoscope is used to listen to internal sounds within a body. The act of listening is called auscultation. A medical professional is the most likely user. This trained user can assess cardiac and respiratory functions when correctly using the simple device. And in addition to this, arterial and venus flow can be heard and so can intestinal activity, among other things.The stethoscope finds limited use with mechanics, though a long screwdriver pressed to an engine part with the handle pressed to the ear works pretty well. Some other applications may present themselves with a bit of thought and consideration. Links can be found below.
Answer: A stethoscope is a medical device used to hear sounds from within the body. It consists of a cup-like "chestpiece" connected by air-filled rubber tubing to two earpieces. The effect is to isolate and magnify the sounds from the internal organs (heart, lungs, blood vessels). The stethoscope can listen for changes in heart contractions, or breathing, or blood flow (often used to detect a pulse when determining the rate of a heart beat).
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