Toolkits

Electronic Stethoscopes - Product Cut Sheets

Product Cut Sheets


We found it important to document the functional aspects of both the electronic stethoscopes and their accompanying software packages. The information was compiled into cuts sheets for each electronic stethoscope model and a table highlighting the functionality of each software product. The information gathering allowed for increased familiarity with each unit, which can be useful as you prepare to do your functional assessment of the products. Compiling this information also allowed the team to have one sources of consistent documentation about each product, as oppose to utilizing the multiple diverse user manuals. 

Hardware Related Information Gathered

  • Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer address
  • Manufacturer web address
  • Distributor
  • Model name
  • List price
  • Our price
  • FDA classification
  • CE/UL Mark
  • Power supply
  • Technical support options
  • Warranty
  • Temperature range storage
  • Temperature range use
  • Product dimensions
  • Weight
  • Battery life
  • Battery replacement period
  • Low battery indicator
  • Digital, amplifying, or both
  • Amplification amount
  • Output options (audio/ USB/ serial)
  • Wireless/Bluetooth
  • Network transfer options
  • Frequency
  • Frequency Bell
  • Frequency Diaphragm
  • Frequency Extended
  • Ambient Noise Reduction
  • Replacement parts
  • Latex free (yes/no)
  • Diaphragm (Hardware/Electronic)
  • Ear Tips/Headphones/Both
  • Ear Tip Characteristics
  • Tubing Length
  • Volume Adjustment (Yes/No)
  • Auto Off/Power Save Options
  • Care/Cleaning/Maintenance
  • Number of Parts
  • Integrated Software Package (Capture/S&F/Analysis/Diagnosis)
  • Accompanying Software Name
  • Additional Hardware Features (Visual Waveform, SpO2, HR, Visual Indicators)
  • Carrying Case

Software Related Information Gathered

  • Software Name
  • Connecting
  • Notes
  • Steps for use
  • Basic software features
  • Does it do S&F? Confirm
  • Interpretation/Diagnosis
  • Recording
  • Live session available
  • Save Clips
  • Software based frequency adjustment of recorded sounds
  • Allows side by side comparison to previous studies
  • Audio Format
  • Does changing the stethoscope volume affect the recorded sound volume
  • Can you save multiple clips under a patient profile
  • Patient ID/Demographic information added