Recommended Medical Equipment

Scrubs and White Coats

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Medelita is founded by a Physician Assistant, Lara Francisco, PA-C. These are well-designed, and well-fitted scrubs made from high quality fabric. They come in different styles and cuts that fit variety of body sizes.

Stethoscopes

littmann III stethoscope

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The Littmann Stethoscope brand is the most popular amongst Canadian PA students and medical students! When purchasing a stethoscope you want a two-sided chest piece with a diaphragm that turns to listen to adult and paediatric sides (or higher frequency/lower frequency sounds). The Classic III is the minimum you should get in order to make the most of all of your clinical rotations!

They came in different colours for the tubing and finishes for the chest pieces.

3M Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope

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The Cardiology IV is a newer release and higher quality with ‘outstanding acoustics’. The difference between the Classic III and Cardiology IV, is that the IV offers better audibility for higher frequency sounds, with modifications to enhance sound travel in lesser turns through tubing. The Paediatric side also converts to  an open bell, there is a piece that allows you to make this easy transition.

MDF MD One Stainless Steel Premium Dual Head Stethoscope - Full Lifetime Warranty & Free-Parts-for-Life - Rose Gold Edition

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This is a beautiful Rose Gold Stethoscope with white tubing offered by MDF instruments. It offers a Lifetime Warranty, Free Parts for Life Program. It is a dual  head chest piece allowing you to listen to low and high frequency sounds (adult and paediatric patients).

I have featured the Rose Gold Stethoscope in several of my posts.

Reflex Hammer

Prestige Medical 23 Queen Square Hammer

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I personally use this style of hammer during our Physiatry Clinic to elicit reflexes. This includes reflexes over the upper extremity, lower extremity, and face. I like this type of reflex hammer as the angle and edge allows you to easily position yourself to elicit the reflex you’re looking for.

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