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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,238 Answers213 Followers60 Best Answers17,850 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. That's up to your oral surgeon.As a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, Naproxyn can cause bleeding. Some dentists don't want...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Diet is the first thing to look at whenever the bowels seem out of sync. Are you eating enough...
A. Your girlfriend should see a health care professional about this. It's not the kind of thing you should try lancing yourself, as that can...
A. I know you believe the problem is sinus drainage, but has anyone evaluated you for acid reflux?I mention this because people (especially those with...
A. I suggest you take your daughter to her pediatrician as a starting point. Her symptoms should not be ignored. If the symptoms seem to come and go...
A. People who have been abusing alcohol, even for a short time, can indeed experience serious side effects when they stop drinking. Although a heart...
A. Great question!You're referring to canaliths, also called 'ear stones' or 'ear crystals.' Canaliths are tiny particles made of...
A. Great question!You're referring to canaliths, also called 'ear stones' or 'ear crystals.' Canaliths are tiny particles made of...
A. The short answer is you should not mix painkillers. You should keep your health care provider informed of your physical status, limitations and...
A. Your infant is at risk of getting chickenpox from your shingles outbreak. Chickenpox can be an extremely serious illness in a two-month-old. It's...
A. Assuming you're not allergic to ibuprofen, the answer is yes. By all means, take some for the pain of strep throat. Ugh!Ibuprofen doesn't...
A. I'm very sorry to hear about your boyfriend's liver cancer. That must be difficult for both of you to cope with.In answer to your question...
A. I'm sorry you're going through this, but I doubt it has anything to do with your blood transfusions.Just to be clear: eczema is not something...
A. I'm sorry to hear your son went through that. I'm sure it was quite distressing.The technical term for what your son experienced is...
A. No. You definitely should not stop taking Chantix (varenicline) abruptly. In fact, you'd be wise to stop it only under the supervision of a...