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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,398 Answers263 Followers68 Best Answers29,977 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. Of course, it's tough for your father, too.Unfortunately there's no good answer to your...
A. You ask a very interesting question -- one I think is worthy of discussion.It's important for all healthcare professionals (and the general...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing this. It sounds very uncomfortable.I'm sure when the doctor examined you, he or she asked if you...
A. I think it would be helpful to understand exactly what anemia is.Anemia is the medical term for the inability of red blood cells to transport oxygen...
A. I'm not sure what you mean by this, exactly.Every person has a large intestine and a small intestine. These are sometimes called the "large...
A. Let me see if I can clear up some confusion here.The warfarin doesn't have anything to do with the titanium. Warfarin is an anticoagulant...
A. It would be very unusual for a 17-year-old to have heart trouble, and it's equally unusual for heart pain to occur on the right side of the chest...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through a merry-go-round of diagnosis. Sometimes skin rashes and lesions can be difficult to diagnose, so hang...
A. I'm sorry you got burned by mortar mix. I'll bet that was unpleasant!To answer your question...burns, no matter the cause, are categorized by...
A. I hope you have not taken yourself off your medications without medical supervision. That's dangerous and unwise. No one should stop taking...
A. This is an excellent question!I can understand why this distinction could be confusing to some people, because both stroke and a subdural hematoma...
A. Palliative care and hospice care often are mentioned in the same sentence, as if they are the same thing. They are not, but they do share certain...
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...