How to Change the Diaphragms: Bjorn Hall RN Design Personalized Stethoscope
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Before we begin, I would like to congratulate you on choosing our Bjorn Hall stethoscope. This designer stethoscope is fashionable, lightweight, and carefully crafted by a nurse (that’s me!) with you, my fellow nurses in mind. Our Bjorn Hall Stethoscope has been featured as one of the best stethoscopes in 2020, up there with ADC Adscope and Littmann Stethoscope. This top-quality stethoscope will last you for a long time!
Today, I am going to teach you how to change the diaphragms of your Bjorn Hall stethoscopes to your new RN designed diaphragm. I am sure you are very excited to show off your personalized stethoscopes and are proud to carry that Registered Nurse title.
How to Remove the Bjorn Hall Stethoscope Diaphragms
I don’t want you losing your diaphragms so made them snug and fit. It’s not easily removed accidentally, but it is possible to remove and put back on in three steps and a bit effort.
- Using your fingernails, preferably short ones, position your fingers around the edge of the diaphragm and get a grip on the plastic rim.
- Hook your fingernails in and pull it off.
- Do the same with the other diaphragm.
If the diaphragm detaches from the plastic rim, don’t worry. It is supposed to do that and it can be put back together with no problem.
Proper Placement of the RN Customized Diaphragm
You can place these diaphragms whichever way you want but the optimum position for these is shown below:
While holding the stethoscope tubing, the RN diaphragm should be upside down.
Keep in mind that when you hang your stethoscope on your neck, the Adult diaphragm side would be facing away from you, so the RN should be upright while in this position to be read properly.
The pediatric diaphragm on the other hand, should be positioned upright while holding the stethoscope tubing. The reason for this is because when you are holding the adult diaphragm against your patient, the pediatric side will be facing you, therefore it will be read upright on that position.
How to Put Back the Bjorn Hall Stethoscope Diaphragms
Once you’ve decided which way your new RN-designed special diaphragms should go putting it back on is easy.
- Place the diaphragm with the plastic rim on top of the stethoscope and try to fit one side of the plastic rim on the edge.
- Using your thumb, keep it on that position while you push the opposite side of the plastic rim with your other thumb.
- When you have properly fitted both sides on the edge of the chestpiece, glide your thumb all the way around while pushing the other sides down.
It is a little tricky, I tell you, but I made them tight on purpose so a little effort will go a long way. Especially with putting back on the pediatric diaphragm because they are smaller and less flexible than the adult diaphragms. I have tips for you though, on how to make it easier!
Tips When Putting the Diaphragms Back On
- When you get your new diaphragm fresh from the box, pull them apart, and separate the diaphragm from the plastic rim. Put this plastic rim on its own on your chestpiece and let it stay there for a minimum of 2 hours or if you have the time, let it sit there overnight. Doing this allows your plastic rim to stretch and mold on your chestpiece.
- If you can’t wait to put your new diaphragm on, you can use your old plastic rim and swap the old diaphragm with the new RN diaphragm. Your old plastic rim is well molded to your stethoscope and it will be much easier to put on.
- If you find that your diaphragm is crooked, you don’t have to remove it again. You can just grip the plastic rim and rotate it.
- Make sure the diaphragm is attached to the plastic rim buy making sure it is properly placed on the groove of the plastic rim.
And there you go!
Watch here how I managed to replace my diaphragm:
If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you!
How about you? Have you swapped your diaphragms with the RN-designed diaphragm already? What do you think about it?
Catch you on the next one!
Have a good shift and remember as always, listen with your heart.