Stethoscope Cleaning 101


“How do I clean my stethoscope?” It’s a question we are asked frequently, and for good reason. Clinicians who care for patients want to help prevent the spread of germs.


To clean your 3M™ Littmann® stethoscope, use 70% isopropyl alcohol solution on a cloth or pre-packaged wipe, and wipe all patient contacting surfaces of your stethoscope between each assessment. Do not use hand sanitizer or wipes with multiple ingredients, as they may include other agents that could damage parts of the stethoscope.


Read the entire article written by Dr. Matthew Cooper at

See cleaning tips for 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes here.


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