Yes, my RT friends, this is a stethoscope produced by the Liteman company a few years back that is pre-programmed to hear wheezes.
Please note that the links referred to in the ad are no longer valid, as the ad was featured in RN and DR. magazines between Oct. 19, 1995 and May 2, 2001, and on Internet websites during this same period.
While the product is still available, more surreptitious methods of distributing it are also available (like Secret physician websites that require a password and don't allow pesky RTs who need to stay in the dark about wonderful products like this).
So here, for the first time ever, and approved by the sagacious Jane Sage RRT, I present this ad on an RT web page where RTs can actually see this state-of-the-art product.
WHEE....... WHEE...... WHEEZOSCOPE
THAT'S RIGHT! YOUR PATIENT'S STAY IN THE HOSPITAL CAN BE EXTENDED WITH THE BLESSINGS OF MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND EVEN THE BLUES!
UTILIZATION REVIEW APPROVED!
WITH THE PURCHASE OF OUR NEW PRE-PROGRAMMED WHEEZOSCOPE (PATENT STILL PENDING), YOU ARE ABLE TO DOCUMENT WHEEZES AND THE RESULTANT NEED FOR BRONCHODILATOR THERAPY, THE MAGIC FORMULA FOR EXTENDED APPROVED STAYS FOR YOUR PATIENTS IN NEED!
REMEMBER, THIS IS NOT FRAUDULENT CHARTING, THIS IS JUST "DOING IT RIGHT!"
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LISTEN, DOCUMENT AND ORDER YOUR FAVORITE MEDICATED AEROSOL DELIVERY AT A FREQUENCY OF TID OR GREATER AND YOU WILL HAVE THE REIMBURSEMENT YOU NEED AND WANT.
ORDER ON-LINE AT WWW.WHEEZOSCOPE.ORG AND FOLLOW THE EASY STEPS TO FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR YOU AND YOUR FACILITY.
CHECK OUT OUR SATISFIED PROVIDER'S TESTIMONIALS BY CLICKING HERE!
DISCLAIMER: NOT ALL RESULTS ARE TYPICAL AND MAY VARY FROM CAREGIVER TO CAREGIVER!
The neat thing about this product is it looks eerily similar to a normal stethoscope. If you aren't vigilant, you may never be able to tell the difference.