It’s one thing to own a stethoscope, but it’s different level entirely to have one that has your name on it – permanently. An engraved stethoscope has so much more benefits for the more seasoned veterans in the medical industry.
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Just A Stethoscope?
You may be wondering, ‘Why place so much time and effort on a stethoscope? It’s just a stethoscope.’ Well, consider the fact that almost everything else that you wear and use as a medical practitioner has to be consistent across the board, in terms of visual appeal. Almost everything else has to have a uniform design, a uniform logo, and a uniform color motif. Doctors and nurses alike would ‘place so much time and effort on a stethoscope’ because that may very well be the only outlet they have for them to express themselves, in a mostly uniform environment.
Is this, then, solely a move for artistic expression? That depends on how you see it. Understand that the stethoscope is one of the most visible tools that your patients will see. This may not be so impacting in any other sort of environment or establishment. However, in an area where, as mentioned earlier, uniformity is the norm, a customized and personalized stethoscope may have a significantly greater lasting impression.
So, why stethoscopes? There are other tools you may be able to add color and text to. By all means, add a logo to a syringe. Stethoscopes are being given engravings and other forms of customization for not just impact, but also for frequency. No matter what you’re being brought to the hospital for, chances are you will be seeing a stethoscope the moment you are placed on the bed of the Emergency room. Part of diagnosis is the collection of vitals, such as breathing rate, and blood pressure.. and what will you need for these stats? You guessed it – a stethoscope.
If you’re confined for further observation, your vitals will need to be taken on a regular basis, so what’s one thing you’re expecting to see not just during the first time, but oftentimes? That’s right – a stethoscope.
So you see, that’s why much attention is being given to such a tool. It may be just a stethoscope, but it is something that can do wonders to the working relationship between a patient and a doctor.
More Than Just Personalization
Many people may immediately assume that stethoscopes are being engraved generally for purposes of vanity. This cannot be further from the truth. Placing your name on your car, or any other sort of property may be done for that reason, but do not have this same mindset when it comes to customization of tools, especially stethoscopes.
Since stethoscopes can be customized, and since stethoscopes are just so visible, the personalization applied to them can leave vital impressions, according to the preferences of the medical personnel involved.
You may opt to customize your stethoscope according the majority of patients you will be working with. For instance, in the pediatric ward, you can opt for adding name tags or ID tags with colorful designs on your stethoscope. You can go even further by adding cartoon characters or superheroes into the design. If you’re in a psychiatric ward, you would go for designs a little more subdued, and less provoking.
You may have had your stethoscope for the longest time, and though the temptation to invest in a new stethoscope could always hound you, you still decide to keep your old one. That’s understandable, simply because of reasons beyond nostalgia – other trades and crafts may keep their older tools as souvenirs, but function is just as important as visual impact for tools in the medical field.
There’s something to be said about engravings, in particular. These engravings reflect something more than just a connection between you and your patient – they reflect confidence, in the sense that you’ve had a stethoscope long enough to have it engraved instead of simply being festooned with clip-on decorations.
An engraved stethoscope reflects confidence from experience. It tells your patient the unsaid message that you know how reliable your stethoscope is, and to know how reliable a stethoscope can be means that you have done hundreds upon hundreds of readings with it. It means that you know how to use and maintain your stethoscope, and you’ve used it long enough that it will definitely help you out in your dealing with that patient in particular.
Finally, while other sorts of personalization may be detached from your stethoscope, you won’t have that problem with an engraved one. Engraving makes a stethoscope yours – permanently.
How Do You Get Your Stethoscope Engraved?
Though it’s always a good idea to go with local businesses to help you out with getting your stethoscope engraved, there are actually a lot of services online that do the same job. If you’re looking for a new stethoscope online, they may already offer to make the necessary engravings on your stethoscope. You will be given the choice of having the engraving done on the neck or the head of your stethoscope.
You can be sure that these services are usually being done with the highest accuracy, as quality tools such as lasers are being used. However, even in such situations, you can be sure engraving doesn’t have to cost too much. For as low as $10, you can have a quality engraving (which includes text and graphics) done on your stethoscope. Options on where engravings can be done depend on the brand and make of your stethoscope in particular.
Engraving adds identity and charm to your stethoscope. In such a critical field as the medical industry, you are looking for appropriate designs to be made not only for your own expression, but more for function. This is function in the sense that they leave a significant impression on your patients. These engravings, these personalization’s are as much for your patients as they are for you.
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