Cuidados del estetoscopio


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Cuidados del estetoscopio

  1. 1. English 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope Congratulations on the purchase of your new Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope. This classic stethoscope with a two-sided chestpiece offers high acoustic sensitivity for superior performance. A traditional bell is combined with a patented tunable diaphragm that conveniently alternates between low and high frequency sounds without the need to turn over the chestpiece. Other features include a patient-friendly nonchill rim and diaphragm, excellent acoustic seal and comfortable fit with patented 3M™ Littmann® Snap Tight soft- sealing eartips, and a comfortably angled, anatomically correct headset. Additionally, the single-lumen tubing is available in a variety of popular colors to meet individual preferences. Most of all, know that your Littmann Classic II S.E. stethoscope carries the Littmann brand name, the name known worldwide for unsurpassed quality. As a trusted leader in auscultation technology, the Littmann brand of stethoscopes is your assurance of acoustical superiority, innovative design and exceptional performance.1
  2. 2. Instructions for Use Headset AdjustmentChestpiece Your Littmann stethoscope is designed to provide aOn Littmann stethoscopes with traditional combination comfortable, acousticallychestpieces, it is necessary to open the side of the sealed ear fit. Notice that thechestpiece being used. This is accomplished by holding eartubes are set tothe chestpiece stem in one hand and rotating the Correct accommodate the typicalchestpiece with the other hand until a click is felt. anatomy of the ear canal. The eartips should point in aChanging Frequencies Using the forward direction as you insertTunable Diaphragm them into your ear canals.Your Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope is equipped Incorrectwith a patented tunable diaphragm that enables you tolisten to both low and high frequency sounds without To reduce spring tension in theturning over the chestpiece. headset, hold each eartube at Low frequencies: To listen the bend near the eartip and to low frequency sounds, gradually pull apart until fully (traditional bell mode) extended. you can use either the To increase spring tension, open bell or tunable grasp the headset with one diaphragm using very hand where the eartubes enter light skin contact. the tubing and squeeze until the High frequencies: To tubing on one eartube touches listen to higher frequency the other. Repeat as necessary. sounds, using the tunable For maximum acoustic diaphragm, press firmly performance, comfortable on the chestpiece. patented 3M™ Littmann®To listen to low and high frequency sounds without Soft-sealing Eartips areremoving and turning over the chestpiece, simply provided with youralternate between light and firm pressure on the tunable stethoscope. This stethoscopediaphragm. utilizes a unique design for attaching the eartip to the eartube. The eartips are 2
  3. 3. pushed on to the end of the eartube and snapped firmly Visually examine the ring tointo place. To remove, pull firmly on the eartip. ensure that the flexible edge is smoothly engaged inside the A N N M T YRemoving the Diaphragm and T T rim. If necessary, flex the I I L L A Q UCleaning the Chestpiece assembly by pinching the outer rim edge between the thumb With the diaphragm side up, and fingers. Repeat this flexing procedure after rotating grasp the rim with the thumbs the assembly one quarter. and index fingers of both N N Y A L I T T T M TM To attach the rim/diaphragm A hands and roll the rim off the I L U Q edge of the chestpiece. assembly to the chestpiece, Remove the diaphragm from M AN N engage the groove of the rim T T Y (with the diaphragm attached) I T the rim and clean the parts in L I L A Q Usoapy water or wipe with alcohol. Chestpiece surfaces TM around the chestpiece at onecan be wiped with alcohol or soapy water. Dry all parts point and hold it in place withand surfaces thoroughly before reassembly. your thumbs.Assembly and Replacement of the Slowly roll the rim around andTunable Diaphragm over the chestpiece edge using A N N both thumbs, moving in T Y I T T M I Using your fingertip, apply a L Q A U L opposite directions around the small amount of talcum powder MT chestpiece. U Q to the inside surface of the A L Y T I T I L flexible edge of the diaphragm. T N N A M This will facilitate assembly Visually inspect the edge where and maintain smooth and quiet the diaphragm engages the rim low/high frequency alternation. for uniform containment. Y T I M A N N Q U A LSnap the diaphragm with your fingers to remove excess Minor adjustments may be TM T T L Italc. made by slightly pulling and rolling the rim away from the Insert the flexible edge of the diaphragm, allowing the I T T M A diaphragm into the groove of diaphragm to slip into position. N the rim. This is best L N Q U accomplished by starting with Y A L I T TM the rim positioned above the legible side of the diaphragm. 3
  4. 4. General Use and Maintenance 3M Health Care Service Center Bldg. 502, Suite 200• Avoid extreme heat, cold, solvents, and oils. 3350 Granada Ave. North Oakdale, MN 55128• The entire stethoscope can be wiped clean with alcohol or soapy water. IN CANADA:• Eartips can be removed from the eartubes for 3M Health Care Service Centre thorough cleaning. 3M Canada Inc. 80 Enterprise Drive SouthNOTE: Do not immerse your stethoscope in any liquid London, Ontarioor subject it to steam sterilization. If disinfection is Canada N6N1C2required, the stethoscope may be wiped with a 70% 1-800-563-2921isopropyl alcohol solution. Outside of the U.S. and Canada please contact your local 3M subsidiary for maintenance and repair information.Littmann Stethoscope Service and Explanation of Symbols:Warranty ProgramYour Littmann stethoscope comes with the finest service ! • Attention, see instructions for use.and warranty policy in the industry. The Littmann ClassicII S.E. Stethoscope is warranted against any defects inmaterial and workmanship for a period of three (3) years. • This product and package do not contain natural rubber latex.If a material or manufacturing defect is discovered duringthe warranty period, repairs will be made without chargeupon the return of the instrument to 3M, except in casesof obvious abuse or accidental damage.For maintenance or repair services, write a short noteexplaining the repair or service you require, includeyour name, address and phone number and send yourstethoscope directly to: 4