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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,458 Answers279 Followers73 Best Answers54,439 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 to hear you're going through this. It sounds very uncomfortable.It's true that antibiotics continue working for some time after...
A. You ask a really interesting question. I'm going to try to give a brief overview of the curious interaction between anticoagulant drugs like...
A. The answer likely depends on the type of surgery you're having. You definitely should disclose this episode of thrush to the surgeon as soon as...
A. You ask a good question, and I can tell you are sincerely interested in helping your husband live as well as possible with his Crohn's disease...
A. You ask an interesting question, but unfortunately the spread of pathogens doesn't follow a precise course like the one you outline.Different...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with this. These types of things can be very annoying.I suggest you have this lump examined by a doctor. It...
A. Yes, actually, that is completely normal for IBS.Irritable bowel syndrome (also sometimes called irritable bowel disease) includes an array of...
A. You're smart to consider the ramifications of stopping a medication like trazodone.In general, I always urge people to consult their doctor...
A. Oh, dear. It's never good to put antibiotic drops in the wrong orifice.In general, any time you accidentally get something in your eye -- whether...
A. I'm sorry you're suffering from this condition. Thankfully, although it's unsightly and sometimes painful, it is not life-threatening...
A. This is an excellent question - and one you should ask the surgeon who performed the breast reduction.When I served as a reconstructive surgery nurse...
A. Best Answer
I'm sorry you're going through this. It sounds unpleasant!My best advice is to see your doctor about this. Although you state there is no...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're in pain.The good news is once the gallbladder's been removed, it can never cause you a problem again. The...
A. I'm happy to help you understand this.BUN/creatinine is a combination of laboratory tests that measure your kidney function.BUN stands for...
A. Great question!It can be very helpful to take a probiotic supplement when you must take an antibiotic drug like amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is...