Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope solves the challenge of auscultating effectively while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).  One's unique design allows clinicians to perform auscultation without compromising protection.  

 

Double bib PAPR

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Single bib PAPR

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PPE Splash Mask

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Bluetooth to PPE

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Bluetooth to Ante Room

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In the ER - One stays clean

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Double bib PAPR

Thinklabs One can be used while wearing a double bib PAPR by snaking the cable out from under the hood and over protective clothing, enabling the clinician to listen without compromising protection.

 

Stethoscope remains with patient; ear buds are disposable.

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DOUBLE BIB PAPR

DOUBLE BIB PAPR

STEP 1. Insert Earbuds

STEP 1. Insert Earbuds

Prior to donning PAPR hood, insert earbuds.

2. Place PAPR hood over earbuds.

2. Place PAPR hood over earbuds.

Cable is placed under inner bib and looped up towards neckline of gown.

3. Raise Gown over cable

3. Raise Gown over cable

Cable loops up to neckline.

4.Tie Gown, closing PPE

4.Tie Gown, closing PPE

Cable is now threaded via PPE layers for external connection to stethoscope.

5. Connect Thinklabs One

5. Connect Thinklabs One

Stethoscope is now ready to use. With volume adjustment and amplification, sound is clearly audible above PAPR noise.

Optional  - Extension Cable

Optional - Extension Cable

Extension Cable is available to provide greater length enabling more distance between clinician and patient.

DOFFING - 1. Disconnect Stethoscope

DOFFING - 1. Disconnect Stethoscope

The Stethoscope stays in the isolation room with patient.

DOFFING - 2. Remove Cable

DOFFING - 2. Remove Cable

Extract cable away from clinician, withdrawing cable from under PPE.

DOFFING - 3. DISPOSE OF EARBUDS

DOFFING - 3. DISPOSE OF EARBUDS

Gently pull on cable to remove ear buds and then dispose of them with other contaminated materials.

Single bib PAPR

Thinklabs One can be used with a single-bib PAPR by threading the cable under hood and outside of protective clothing.  The cable can be threaded out while hood is tied at the neck. 

 

Stethoscope remains with patient; ear buds are disposable.

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SINGLE BIB PAPR

SINGLE BIB PAPR

STEP 1. Insert ear buds

STEP 1. Insert ear buds

Prior to donning hood, insert ear buds.

2. Place hood over ear buds.

2. Place hood over ear buds.

Thread cable out from under hood and over gown/overall.

3. Thread cable out from under bib

3. Thread cable out from under bib

The cable is now ready to be connected to the stethoscope.

4. Connect stethoscope

4. Connect stethoscope

Stethoscope is now ready to use. With volume adjustment and amplification, sound is clearly audible above PAPR noise.

OPTIONAL Extension cable

OPTIONAL Extension cable

An extension cable increases length and enables greater distance between clinician and patient.

DOFFING 1.  Disconnect stethoscope

DOFFING 1. Disconnect stethoscope

Stethoscope remains in the isolation unit with the patient.

DOFFING 2

DOFFING 2

Pull gently on cable to remove ear buds and dispose of them with other contaminated equipment.

 
 

Wireless Bluetooth communication into PPE

Thinklabs One can be used with Bluetooth, enabling the clinician to auscultate wirelessly while sound is transmitted directly to ear buds. Ear buds and Bluetooth remain protected inside of PPE.

 

Stethoscope remains with patient; ear buds are disposable.

Stethoscope and Bluetooth transmitter

Bluetooth receiver and ear buds remain inside PPE.

 

Ante Room Communication

Bluetooth capability facilitates listening from outside the isolation room.

 

Multiple scenarios are possible with bedside clinician listening with earbuds or Bluetooth, and ante room clinician listening via earbuds, headphones, or loudspeaker.

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Stethoscope and transmitter

Stethoscope and transmitter

Both stethoscope and transmitter can be held in the hand.

Listening from an anteroom

Listening from an anteroom

Bedside clinician is using the stethoscope without listening, while a second clinician is listening from an ante room.

Two clinicians listening

Two clinicians listening

A clinician at bedside is auscultating with ear buds while another is listening with ear buds from the ante room.

Bluetooth listening

Bluetooth listening

Bedside clinician auscultates with ear buds connected via Bluetooth while another clinician listens with ear buds in ante room, also connected via Bluetooth. (Two transmitters required.)

Listening through a loudspeaker

Listening through a loudspeaker

The bedside clinician is auscultating with ear buds while another listens from an ante room via loudspeaker connected via Bluetooth.

In the Emergency Room

or ICU  

 

An ultrasound condom or other barrier helps protect equipment and patients.

 

Thinklabs One works just as well through protective barriers.

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Stethoscope is inserted into condom.

Stethoscope is inserted into condom.

Pull barrier over stethoscope cable.

Pull barrier over stethoscope cable.

Stethoscope is now ready for use.

Stethoscope is now ready for use.

Condom used with PPE

Condom used with PPE

Alternate PPE using splash shield

Thinklabs One can be used with a splash shield, respirator and PPE.

 

As in other scenarios, stethoscope remains with patient; earbuds are disposable.

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PPE WITH SPLASH SHIELD

PPE WITH SPLASH SHIELD

STEP 1. Don the respirator

STEP 1. Don the respirator

Put on the respirator before the ear buds.

2. Insert ear buds

2. Insert ear buds

Prior to donning hood, insert ear buds.

3. Pull PPE hood over ear buds

3. Pull PPE hood over ear buds

Place the hood over the ear buds and respirator. (Some users insert ear buds outside hood.)

4. Place splash shield over hood.

4. Place splash shield over hood.

Splash shield is placed over hood.

5. Cable remains outside of clothing

5. Cable remains outside of clothing

You are now ready to connect to the Thinklabs One.

6. Connect stethoscope

6. Connect stethoscope

Stethoscope is now ready to use. With volume adjustment and amplification, sound is clearly audible.

DOFFING

DOFFING

Gently tug on cable to remove earbuds, then dispose of cable and ear buds with other contaminated equipment.