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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,458 Answers290 Followers73 Best Answers88,592 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 have emphysema. I can tell you make lung care a top priority, which is a good thing to do.As you probably realize...
A. Great question!In general, I would say you should ask your doctor about this the next time you have an appointment. Sometimes a lingering bruise can...
A. This is an excellent question, and one you should ask your doctor.Warfarin (brand name: Coumadin) is a "blood thinning" medication that is...
A. I'm sorry your child is going through this. It can be very unsettling to lose control of bodily functions.When a child who was previously toilet...
A. I'm sorry you're having trouble with your liver but glad you're seeking a diagnosis.Colonoscopy is not used to look at the liver...
A. So sorry you're experiencing this. A person thinks surgery is going to get rid of the pain, and then...nope!One question I would have is: How...
A. I'm sorry you're experiencing this. It sounds painful and a little scary.What you're describing sounds like a lump in the skin, which is...
A. I'm sorry you're going through this. It sounds miserable.I think you need to talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the situation...
A. Best Answer
You ask a great question, and I'm going to try to give you a great answer. If only it were that simple!First, I think we should acknowledge your...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Here you are, exercising like doctors tell us to, and then you have an uncomfortable problem...
A. People have this peculiar idea that "more is better" when it comes to drugs. "If one pain reliever pill helps a little bit, then 10...
A. You ask a good question. Shaky hands are actually not that uncommon, and there are several possible causes.Involuntary shaking is called "tremor...
A. Good question. It's always nice when people put some thought into the types of foods they put into their bodies.Frozen vegetables certainly can...
A. It's impossible to say what's going on without a physical examination. I suggest you make an appointment to see your primary care provider or...
A. Best Answer
I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. It sounds distressing.I have never heard of heparin causing side effects with urination, but...