Teaching medical students and trainees how to use a stethoscope to listen to heart and lung sounds is a fundamental part of medical education. However, traditional teaching stethoscopes can be inconvenient to use, especially in a classroom setting where multiple students need to listen to the same patient simultaneously. That's where a Stemoscope PRO comes in.
With Stemoscope PRO, there are multiple options available, depending on various teaching/training scenarios. This allows multiple students to listen to the same patient at the same time, without having to share a single stethoscope.
1. Stream Stemoscope PRO to one set of earbuds directly
Stemoscope PRO is the first stethoscope that can directly stream to wireless earbuds, without using a phone. One set of earbuds have two earbuds. The trainer/instructor and the trainee/student can wear each of them and hear the auscultation sounds simultaneously. The wireless earbuds have no cords or tubes, providing the trainer and trainee more freedom.
2. Stream Stemoscope PRO to TWO sets of earphones via the DrStemo app
Technology advances very fast. Nowadays, two sets of wireless earphones can connect to the same phone to play the sounds, for both Android and iOS. Since Stemoscope PRO can stream the sounds to the DrStemo app, the app can stream the sounds to two sets of earphones. Students can see the visualized sounds on the screen while listening. Please check the phone and earphones capability at the Apple and Google website:
For iPhone, share audio with AirPods or Beats headphones (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210421)
For Android, set up Multipoint headphones on your devices (https://support.google.com/android/answer/12374042?hl=en)
3. Stream Stemoscope PRO to THREE sets of earphones via the Bluetooth streamer
If you want to stream the Stemoscope PRO sounds to three sets of earphones or you don’t want to use the phone, you can consider this Bluetooth streamer. The streamer can pair with Stemoscope PRO and 3 sets of earphones, and stream the sounds of the Stemoscope PRO to these 3 sets of earphones. More information can be found in this link: https://stemoscope.com/collections/shop/products/1-to-3-bluetooth-streamer
4. Stream Stemoscope PRO to FOUR sets of earphones via the DrStemo app and the Bluetooth streamer
If you need to stream the Stemoscope PRO sounds to four sets of earphones, you may combine the above two.
5. Stream Stemoscope PRO to FIVE or MORE sets of earbuds
If you want to stream Stemoscope PRO sounds to five sets of earbuds or even more, please contact us and we can provide a customized solution.
6. Stream Stemoscope PRO to a Bluetooth speaker
Someone may ask why not stream the Stemoscope PRO sounds to a Bluetooth speaker so that everyone can hear the sounds in the class. This is also an option. Normally speaker with power amplifier and big size is required to reproduce low-pitched auscultation sounds. Another challenge is that there can be a lot of echoes because the Stemoscope PRO is very sensitive. The sounds from the speaker can feed back into the Stemoscope PRO. It is preferred to play the recordings other than do auscultation in real time. Speaker is also less immersive than Bluetooth earphones. If you have questions on the Bluetooth speaker selection, please play the following sample recording with the Bluetooth speaker you have in the settings you want to use and determine whether the quality is sufficient. No Stemoscope PRO is needed to test the auscultation sound reproducing capability of your speaker.
Heartbeat sound recorded with Stemoscope PRO
With the above options, you may find some of the benefits of using Stemoscope PRO for teaching solutions:
Convenience: With a Stemoscope PRO, there's no need to pass a single stethoscope around the classroom or clinic. Students can simply connect their earbuds to the stethoscope via Bluetooth, and they're ready to go.
Improved learning experience: Students can listen to heart and lung sounds more clearly and accurately with their own earbuds, which can help improve their learning experience and understanding of the material. Students can see the visualized auscultation sounds in the DrStemo app.
Better patient care: Using a Stemoscope PRO for teaching solutions can also benefit patients. When multiple students are listening to a patient at the same time, they can collaborate and discuss what they're hearing, which can lead to better patient care and more accurate diagnoses.
Portability: Stemoscope PRO is smaller than traditional teaching stethoscopes, which can make them easier to carry around and use in different settings.
In conclusion, Stemoscope PRO is a modern solution for teaching medical students and trainees how to use a stethoscope. It allows multiple students to listen to the same patient simultaneously, without having to share a single stethoscope. This can improve the learning experience, benefit patients, and make the stethoscope more convenient and portable.