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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,414 Answers264 Followers70 Best Answers31,744 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 not sure if you really mean the knee itself is dislocating or if it is the kneecap. Big difference.Obviously, it is not normal for...
A. You raise an interesting question. Thank you for asking it!"Frank's sign" is the term for a crease, fold or wrinkle on one or both...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this.Do you know what's causing these feelings of muscle weakness and foot spasms? Have you seen a...
A. This is a very interesting question. Thank you for asking!I can think of one very good reason why you might experience these symptoms while engaging...
A. Best Answer
It's not likely, no.Urinary tract infections ("bladder infection") in women is usually caused when germs from fecal material...
A. Your surgeon's office should have given you instructions on this. Usually, though, staples come out between 10-21 days after surgery. Note this...
A. Well, to be honest, this is a question that can only be answered by your doctor. There are so many factors that go into whether or not a hernia...
A. I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but I'll answer as best I can.Appendicitis means "inflammation of the appendix." The...
A. You absolutely should not have sex until you have consulted your OBGYN about this issue. You should not have sex even if your partner's infection...
A. To your last point about sharing razors and piercings with your friend: You should not do this. Not because your friend might be infected with HIV...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. As an insomniac myself, I can very well commiserate with the problems a lack of sound sleep can...
A. I'm sorry you're going through this. It sounds rather mysterious.I would suggest you see your primary care provider for an evaluation. Since...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. An inguinal hernia can be very painful.You are doing the right thing by avoiding heavy lifting...
A. Well, your best bet honestly is to contact your surgeon's office and ask them directly. They can look the information up in your chart.But I can...
A. Best Answer
I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing this. It sounds quite unpleasant!Unfortunately, it's impossible to answer your question in a forum...