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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,366 Answers255 Followers68 Best Answers26,225 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. I'm sorry you're going through this. It sounds very uncomfortable and pleasant.There are many things that could cause the symptoms you...
A. Yes, as a matter of fact, there are.The human lymphatic system is fascinating in that it runs from head to toe, almost like a second circulatory...
A. I'm no expert on wisdom teeth extraction, and you certainly have my sympathy on that point, by the way. But I think you hit the nail on the head...
A. Well, it certainly could be a cyst. Or it could be half a dozen other things I can think of off the top of my head.Our skin is prone to developing...
A. I suggest you call your doctor to report this. Clindamycin is a very effective antibiotic, but it also can cause a serious side effect called colitis...
A. Great question.I think what you're experiencing is, indeed, normal. At least, if it's absent other signs or symptoms, such as a fever. You...
A. I don't have an answer for your specific question, but I can give you some general information about staph infections.Staph infections are caused...
A. Tendonitis (also called 'tendinitis') means "tendon inflammation." With most medical terms, the "-itis" suffix stands for...
A. As you may have read on the label, Dimetapp is not to be used in children under age six. Thus, you should not give it to your child unless your...
A. Well, to start with, how do you know your dog has an outer ear infection? Are you a veterinarian? If not, then I would suggest you have your dog...
A. In general, we recommend people not take medications beyond their expiration date. Why? Because these medications may lose potency (strength) or they...
A. I feel I need to clarify that thyroid function (measured by TSH levels) is not related to menopause. I think what confuses some people is that the...
A. The dosage you describe, 500mg twice a day of cephalexin (Keflex), is a usual dosage for this drug. Cephalexin is often prescribed for soft tissue...
A. If you are allergic to amoxicillin, you should avoid all drugs in the penicillin class. This would include oxacillin.It is entirely possible to have...
A. You need to make sure you keep your spine/back in a flat, neutral position when you work out. If you don't, you risk placing pressure on the...