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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,191 Answers191 Followers60 Best Answers15,107 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: Your Inside Edge for Healthcare Content

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 certainly sounds unpleasant.I suggest you get checked out by your gynecologist. Several issues could...
A. It's hard to say. So many illnesses begin with the symptoms you describe that guessing what you have would be folly. You'll have to wait...
A. This is a great question, and I'm so glad you asked.Many people associate gastrointestinal upset (nausea, diarrhea) with the flu (influenza), but...
A. I'm sorry to hear about your accident. It's always painful to injure the ankle!Unfortunately, it's impossible to diagnose a broken bone...
A. Assuming you haven't traveled to any third-world countries recently, it's highly unlikely you have a parasite in your gums. It's much...
A. It certainly warrants having a doctor check it out. You could be dealing with a hematoma -- a blood clot in the tissue that could compress a nerve or...
A. It's perfectly normal for a person's pulse and blood pressure to rise when they walk or run. This happens because the heart must pump more...
A. First of all, your nanny must not come into physical contact with your baby. That is the number one priority. Technically, it's contact with the...
A. Have you had your blood sugar tested lately?You describe some of the classic symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia. This condition can occur when you eat...
A. You ask a very good question, and I wish I had a very good answer.Unfortunately, a very early term miscarriage might be almost impossible to detect...
A. It sounds like you're saying your friend was removed from life support, and, if so, I'm very sorry for your loss.I'm sure the family did...
A. It means you should go see your primary care doctor to find out what's going on here.Since you've been off the amitriptyline for three weeks...
A. These are not medications that should be stopped abruptly. Zoloft, in particular, needs to be tapered to avoid potentially serious side effects, such...
A. Well, yeah, maybe not the best way to handle your stress, but we all make mistakes. Try to develop some better coping skills so you don't go...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. I wish I could tell you what's causing your pain, but there are many possibilities.There are...