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3M™ Single-Patient Stethoscopes

Patients deserve safe. You deserve sound.

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Help minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

We’ve combined 3M’s advanced acoustic engineering with our expertise in infection prevention to create a single-patient stethoscope with excellent performance and a comfortable design.

Why is the 3M™ Single-Patient Stethoscope unique?

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    High-quality acoustics.

    Clear, reliable sound helps you hear the sounds you need during patient assessments.

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    Pressure-sensitive diaphragm.

    Hear high- and low-frequency sounds by varying pressure on the chestpiece.

  • A purple gloved hand pinching a stethoscope eartip.
    Soft, flexible eartips.

    Seal out ambient noise and achieve more comfort with soft, flexible eartips.

  • Purple gloved hands holding the headset of a stethoscope.
    Comfortable headset.

    Enjoy the comfort of a proper fit with angled ear tubes and flexible headset that provides an excellent seal.

  • Purple gloved hands bending a yellow stethoscope tube.
    Flexible tubing.

    Easily move and position the chestpiece on the patient with flexible tubing.

  • A purple gloved hand gripping a stethoscope chestpiece between it's index and middle fingers.
    Easy-grip chestpiece.

    Easily hold and maneuver the molded chestpiece, designed to accommodate multiple hand positions.

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One patient. One stethoscope.

Using a single-patient stethoscope is a recommended isolation precaution that helps lower the risk of cross-contamination among infectious and vulnerable patients.1 A single-patient stethoscope can be used with patients under isolation, kept in their room, and disposed of when no longer needed.1

Available in adult and pediatric sizes.

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Education and Resources


  1. Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L, and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation/