If you’re a nurse at the bedside, most jobs will require you to keep a stethoscope handy to complete your patient assessments. We’ve all seen the boring black and navy blue stethoscopes hanging from the necks of nurses and other medical professionals.
While there isn’t much variation to select from among stethoscopes, there are unique charms to give your tool some extra flare.
|Product||Price||Where to buy|
|Prestige Medical crystal charm||$11.38||AllHeart.com|
|Etsy stethoscope ID tag||$8.95||Etsy.com|
|Medisave analog stethoscope |
|Etsy cartoon charms||$12||Etsy.com|
|Sparkling Earth |
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#1 Prestige Medical crystal stethoscope charm
These small adjustable charms come in a variety of designs and colors and are made with an antibacterial zinc alloy which is sanitary and easy to clean. Design options include animals, plants, symbols, or solid colors.
Charms can be stacked or layered for a larger design. This is an ideal addition for someone looking for a charm that stands out with sparkle and shine.
#2 Etsy stethoscope ID tag
If you’re looking for a stylish way to label your stethoscope, these ID tags might be a great option for you. Made in a bright silver tone of high grade aluminum, these charms are highly personalized with a variety of font styles and pictures to choose from. The metal will not tarnish or fade and is hypoallergenic and easy to clean.
Charms can be stacked to include a nurse’s name, images, or other small pictures for extra flare.
#3 Medisave analog stethoscope watch
If you’re a nurse looking for a more practical tool to add to your stethoscope, this watch might be a great addition to your arsenal of nursing gadgets. Sometimes certain nursing tasks require assessing a patient in seconds or minutes. Taking vital signs manually can be a pain if you don’t have a watch with a second hand nearby.
Some nurses prefer not to wear wristwatches, particularly if you work in a specialty where you are wearing head to toe gowns and gloves like in the OR or ICU. This watch has a back clip to attach to your stethoscope tubing with a 24 hour face and rests in a water resistant case.
#4 Etsy cartoon charm
These bestselling charms come in many different styles, including Disney characters. Complete sets of movie characters are available. These make great “thank you” gifts for the nurses in your life.
These cute charms are great for nurses working in pediatric departments. They can spark conversation with young patients. It also shows an understanding of what is important and of interest to them.
These rubber charms are durable. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you are able to return them.
Price: $12.00/$25.00 for set of 3
#5 Sparkling Earth stethoscope covers
If you’re looking for a bold and big design choice, these stethoscope covers are a great option. Made of 100% washable cotton, these covers slips on to the tubing of your stethoscope and secures with a hook & loop closure. Covers come with a 2-way pocket and utility strap which can hold pens, tape, alcohol pads, or other small care items.
With over 50 designs to choose from including a variety of prints and solids, this a great way to personalize your stethoscope while adding some practical features.
Expert advice from nurses like you
How to choose your charms
When purchasing a stethoscope charm, take into consideration the sizing of both your charm and stethoscope. Most websites that sell stethoscope charms will say “charm fits most stethoscopes” so if you happen to have a stethoscope that is an irregular or non-standard size, you might have a harder time finding a good fit.
Consider whether you want a charm that is sleek and uniform with a low profile or something large and easily seen. If you own the same type of stethoscope as several other nurses on your unit or team, a larger charm might help you easily identify yours in a nurse’s station or office space.
Are you interested in bold and bright colors or neutrals and understated tones? Do you like your tools to stick out and act as a point of conversation, or are you looking for a charm that will only add practicality and usefulness to your shift?
When it comes to charms, the sky’s the limit! Font styles, patterns, prints, solids, symbols and other designs are all available to make your tool as unique and fashionable as you desire.
There are dozens of websites out there to assist you in your search for the right stethoscope charm. Most options are extremely affordable, which makes these accessories a great gift for either yourself or the wonderful nurse in your life.
Finding the right charm can add a lot of fun to your day and put a smile on your patient’s face. Enjoy shopping for the right charm and don’t be afraid to let your style and personality shine!
- “Analog Stethoscope Clip-On Watch.” medisave.net. Accessed May 1, 2022.
- “Crystal Stethoscope Charms.” allheart.com. Accessed May 1, 2022.
- “Cartoon Charm.” Etsy.com. Accessed May 11, 2022.
- “Stethoscope Covers.” sparlkingearth.com. Accessed May 1, 2022.
- “Stethoscope ID Tag.” Etsy.com. Accessed May 1, 2022.
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