Idea Exchange: In exotics, secure your stethoscope for hands-free monitoring
To solve this problem, I now secure my stethoscope to the patient with Vetwrap (3M). The bell of my stethoscope stays in place without my having to move the drape. I simply wrap the Vetwrap securely around the patient (but not tight enough to cause any restriction or compression) after it is positioned on the table, making sure to leave a tab on the end of the wrap so I can easily remove it.
Erin Crisp, RVT