3M Co has reported that through the new 3M Littmann Scope-to-Scope Tele-Auscultation System, clinicians can transfer digitally captured patient sounds in real-time, from one stethoscope to another, irrespective of distance.

The Littmann Scope-to-Scope Software eliminates the challenges with intuitive technology and advanced sound quality and the heart, lung or other body sounds heard at the remote site are the same sounds heard at the patient site with positive result of sound experience in tele-auscultation, 3M Co said.

The Scope-to-Scope Software is paired with the Bluetooth-enabled wireless Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200, an auscultation device, that allows a clinician to detect difficult-to-hear body sounds clearly performing the patient exam themselves.

The Littmann Model 3200 features ambient noise reduction technology, which eliminates approximately 85% of distracting background noises without filtering out critical body sounds, sound amplification up to 24 times louder than a Littmann cardiology grade stethoscope, frictional noise reduction technology that reduces handling sounds from the chestpiece, and extended sound range frequency.

3M Infection Prevention Division Patient Assessment vice president Ingrid Blair said that clinicians anywhere in the country can simultaneously listen and consult on patient sounds from one stethoscope to another with exceptional sound quality.

“3M Littmann products are providing the tools to the sound quality barrier and redefine the nature of patient care,” Blair said.