Keeping It Clean

Earpieces

Your earpieces are easy to clean—we’ve made them removable. Pull firmly to remove the earpieces from your headset, and use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean inside the earpiece. This way you’ll be able to get into those hard to reach crevices. To clean the headset, use a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol, or use a 70% isopropyl alcohol prep-pad if you’ve got access to those instead.

StethoscopeEar Pieces

Diaphragm and bell

These are the most important pieces of your stethoscope to clean as they’re the parts that actually touch your patients. So don’t be gross. Remember to clean these regularly, even if you don’t have time to clean the tube, headset, and ear pieces as often. Again, a 70% isopropyl alcohol prep-pad will do the trick.

Diaphragm and bell

Tubing

The best tools to clean your stethoscope tubing are plain old soap and water. Just use a paper towel dipped in soapy water to wipe down the stethoscope tube, or a 70% isopropyl alcohol prep-pad instead.

White leopard print tubing

Attention!

DON’T fully immerse your stethoscope in any liquid

DON’T put your stethoscope through any sterilization process

AVOID storing your stethoscope in extreme heat

AVOID prolonged exposure of stethoscope tubing to oil/lipids (excreted by human skin)

Bjorn Hall Stethoscope Nurse Jenny