How to Clean Your Stethoscope
How to Clean Your Stethoscope • Your stethoscope is often designed to provide years or reliable service. Periodically giving it a routine cleaning helps ensure optimal acoustic performance, helps extend the life of the stethoscope, and leaves it looking shiny and new. Read below for some general stethoscope cleaning tips!🩺
🧽 If your stethoscope needs to be disinfected, wipe with a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution.
😥 Do not use hand sanitizer as a cleaning agent as there are additives that may damage parts of the stethoscope.
💧 Do not immerse your stethoscope in any liquid, or subject it to any sterilization process.
🔥 Keep your stethoscope away from extreme heat, cold, solvents and oils.
🧼 Tunable diaphragms can be removed from the chestpiece and their surfaces wiped with alcohol or soapy water. Dry all parts thoroughly before reassembly.
👂 Eartips can be removed from the eartubes for thorough cleaning. For safety, snap eartips firmly back onto the ribbed ends of the eartubes.
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