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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,267 Answers230 Followers60 Best Answers19,665 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

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A. Excellent question.Any skin-to-skin contact with a person infected with chlamydia can transfer the bacteria to the uninfected partner. So, we may be...
A. That's a good question. I can see why you might make that connection, since both cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
A. Good question.People routinely use the word 'diarrhea' to refer to any type of loose bowel movement, and that's not exactly accurate...
A. I'm sorry to hear of your mother's cancer but am happy to learn it was discovered early and had not spread elsewhere in her body. That is...
A. Yes, well, death is certainly a possible 'side effect' if a person takes that many lorazepam pills, NyQuil and alcohol in the course of a few...
A. Raw salt of any kind, from any source, does not contain iodine. This includes sea salt, rock salt and any other natural form of salt.Salt...
A. Well, I'd sure like to hear the backstory on this one.You're referring to the ALS Association "Ice Bucket Challenge," I presume?...
A. The short answer is: It shouldn't.Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone replacement. Doctors prescribe this medicine when a person's thyroid...
A. I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. It's probably rather alarming.Some swelling of the feet and ankles is common with pregnancy...
A. It's tough to use the term "cure" for any chronic medical condition, whether it's bipolar disorder (or, as you put it, "manic...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. It's annoying when our joints don't work correctly!You may be spot on when you say your...
A. I'm sorry to hear your granddaughter's going through this, especially at  such a young age.I'm obviously not a doctor, but the first...
A. I can understand your concern. Whenever a person reaches a mature age, we start to wonder if confusion could be a sign of Alzheimer's or dementia...