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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,386 Answers263 Followers68 Best Answers28,714 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Elizabeth Hanes is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Along with a broad base of nursing knowledge, Elizabeth has clinical expertise in plastic surgery, cosmetic enhancement procedures and post-operative recovery. She also possesses extensive knowledge about geriatrics and caregiving, particularly caring for the caregiver.


Elizabeth is health care content marketing writer. She produces a variety of content for patients, healthcare providers and businesses. Elizabeth is one of the few nurse writers around who has experience scripting patient education videos. Her "Inside Edge" newsletter is a  must-read for anyone who produces B2B or B2C medical content.


When not writing or practicing nursing, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling. She resides in Houston with her husband, elderly mother, an energetic border collie, and a disinterested cat.

Blog: RN2Writer

Credentials

Licensures/Certifications:
  • Current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors
Professional Associations:
  • Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) - current
  • Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) - past
  • American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) - past
  • Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honors society - past

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing - University of New Mexico
  • Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing - University of New Mexico
Organization Affiliations:
  • Nursing
Publications:
Awards & Honors:
  • Online Journalism Award 2010, Online Commentary/Blogging for "Dad Has Dementia"
 

My Answers

A. To my knowledge, there are no studies that demonstrate the benefits of copper for pain relief. The idea that copper can relieve pain has persisted...
A. We don't know exactly what causes migraine, but it's unlikely your situation would trigger one. Further, a migraine would not cause...
A. Good question!Yes, in fact, receiving a corticosteroid injection to the knee can cause blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise. This is known to occur...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing this. The good news is it's probably not serious.If this were appendicitis, the pain would be on...
A. Liver failure doesn't usually cause swelling of the hands and feet. More commonly, a liver problem can cause swelling of the abdomen. This is...
A. Yes, it very well could be your period. You know, I was scared when I first got my period, too. I was like, what the heck is happening with my body??...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Life can feel very stressful and depressing sometimes, so I do empathize with you.When I say...
A. Generally speaking, most injectors won't put hyaluronic acid into the neck because it's not effective. Hyaluronic acid is commonly called a...
A. I'm very, very sorry to hear this. I can't imagine how you all are feeling. It's a tough time.You've probably asked the medical team...
A. When your blood sugar goes high and low like that, it means you're not keeping it in tight control. Here are some suggestions.1. Eat small...
A. I'm happy to hear your dad was able to complete cancer treatment but sorry to hear he's experiencing some side effects.The answer to your...
A. Any time you notice a mole is changing, you should get it checked by a dermatologist.Atypical moles are also called dysplastic nevi. They are defined...
A. That's an interesting question.For those who aren't familiar with fatty liver disease, it's a condition in which fat literally encases...
A. Well, you pose an interesting question. Let's talk a little bit about food allergies and how they manifest.First, let me say if you developed a...
A. Perhaps I can put your mind at ease.What you're describing as "pus" probably isn't pus at all. If it were, your doctor would have...