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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,255 Answers227 Followers60 Best Answers18,739 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

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A. I can understand your concern. Whenever a person reaches a mature age, we start to wonder if confusion could be a sign of Alzheimer's or dementia...
A. This is a good -- and very important -- question.If a medical professional has suggested a teenager or young adult take a selective serotonin...
A. This sounds like a side effect you should monitor closely. Sometimes itching can progress into a more severe allergic reaction.Some opioid pain...
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A. In a word: yes. The symptoms you list generally are consistent with lumbar spinal stenosis, assuming the symptoms are occurring in the area below the...
A. You ask a great question.Many popular diuretics (aka: "water pills") used to manage heart disease (usually high blood pressure) have a...
A. The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) isn't known, but stress and anxiety are believed to be factors.It's important to note IBS...
A. It's good of you to be empathetic and consider your friend's health issues before broaching the subject of having sex.Crohn's disease...
A. You ask a good question. I wish I had a good answer.It's impossible to say what the "best treatment" for any given condition is, and...
A. Good question!Tendinitis means "inflammation of the tendon." Therefore, technically you can get tendinitis anywhere there's a tendon...
A. Yes, you're exactly right.When people talk about a "bulging disc," they're referring to the discs of the spinal column. Between...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this, and I suggest you contact your primary care provider as soon as possible for an evaluation. My...
A. The short answer to your question is: No. None of the ingredients in Advil (generic name: ibuprofen) or AdvilPM (which is simply a combination of...