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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,299 Answers234 Followers63 Best Answers20,905 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. First of all, if you're thinking about self-medicating, don't do it.Have you been diagnosed with a "bladder infection," or did you...
A. Assuming you're not allergic to any of the ingredients in these medications, the combination should be fine. It's OK to mix ibuprofen...
A. Unfortunately, no. Sagging skin at the jawline (aka: jowls) is actually caused by two things: loss of fat volume in the face and loss of elasticity...
A. Yes, it is.The full name of the disease is "Ebola hemorrhagic fever." It is a blood-borne virus that can only be transmitted from person to...
A. I'm sorry you're going through this. Few things hurt as much as back pain!Just to clarify: X-rays look for injuries of the bone and...
A. I'm sorry you injured your ankle. That's always painful!The usual treatment for this type of injury is Rest-Ice-Compress-Elevate (RICE). Why...
A. Well, there's honestly no way to tell without having a physical examination. However, common sense would say a more likely cause of abdominal...
A. Your cannabinoid levels have gone up."40 NG/mL" means 40 nanograms per milliliter. "66 NG/mL" means 66 nanograms per milliliter...
A. I hope you told your doctor you did not stop the Geodon (ziprasidone HCL) when you switched over to Latuda (lurasidone HCL). Because both of these...
A. I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds very annoying!I suggest you have your wrist examined by your primary care provider. It's possible you have...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. It sounds very frustrating. As you know, Hashimoto thyroiditis is a genetic condition in which...
A. This is a not-uncommon situation.The answer depends a bit on how the wound was packed. For instance, if you have sterile water and gauze, you can...
A. Almost any high-quality multivitamin will contain all of these vitamins. You can simply take one tablet to get them all.If you need help choosing the...
A. I'm sorry to hear about your mom. No matter how much time has passed, we still miss them, don't we?Please do not go off Lexapro without...
A. This is a very good question. Thank you for asking it!Many people visualize a heart attack the way Hollywood portrays it: A person suddenly clutches...