How To Wear A Stethoscope Correctly Nurse Jenny


– In this video, I’m gonna show you how to put a stethoscope on the right way. (mechanical electronic music) Hey, hey, what’s up, guys? Nurse Jenny here. In this video, I’m gonna show you how to put on a stethoscope
the correct way. When I first started nursing school, I can remember being given a stethoscope and you know, off I was
taking blood pressures. But no one actually told me how to put it into my ears correctly. If they did, I don’t remember it. So this is probably why I think I probably did it wrong for two years. So when someone actually told
me how to do it properly, not only was it an aha moment, but I could hear it so much better. If you’re like me, into
all things nursing, consider subscribing. And if you found this
video at all helpful, please give it a thumbs-up. Let’s get into the video. So when someone friendly told me how to actually
put these into my ears, ’cause I’d been doing it
wrong for such a long time, they told me to hold it up, hold the stethoscope up
and look at the eartips. They should be pointing away from you, almost like a cat nose, meow. So these binaurals are shaped that way. They’re anatomically shaped
to fit your ear canals. So that’s why you want to always put them into your ears the right way. ‘Cause if you put them in this way, not only will it hurt, but
you won’t be hearing anything, ’cause it’s pointing backwards. Your ear canals are pointing forward. So if you have the right size eartips, these eartips comes with
three different sizes so you can choose to your
liking what fits you best. And you can also, you know,
adjust the tension like that, or pull away, or you know, you
can pull these a little bit if you want to. And then when you put them into your ears they should fit snug. It should be like an earplug. It should take away all other noise and all you can hear is
what you’re listening to through the stethoscope. So if you ever see a junior nurse wearing it the wrong way, please
correct them in a nice way. Because the nurse who
corrected me probably thought I was an idiot for using
it wrong that whole time. And if you also have a
junior nurse coming to you saying they can’t hear this
patient’s blood pressure, ask them what stethoscope they are using. They might be using one of the cheap ones. You can’t hear anything with those. And also ask them how they’re
putting the stethoscope into their ears. ‘Cause they might be
putting it in that way, and they can’t hear a thing. And it’ll save you a trip to
that patient to double check, and the junior nurse will
have learned a lesson. So putting a stethoscope into your ears may seem pretty basic and pretty obvious, but I speak from personal
experience when I say that people get it wrong all the time. Thanks for watching my video. I’ll see you in the next one. And remember, listen with your heart. (cheerful pop music) So putting a stetho– (Jenny and cameraman laughing) Aubrey.
– Go for it. – Oh, is it going? Putting a stethoscope into your ears. (Jenny and cameraman laughing) (cheerful pop music)

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