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Elizabeth Hanes

Elizabeth HanesElizabeth Hanes

RN-BSN

General Medicine

1,458 Answers290 Followers73 Best Answers85,339 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 suggest you call the physician who is treating you for the atrial fibrillation (Afib). If you were diagnosed at the hospital and do not yet have a...
A. This is a very interesting question to me because I love obscure stuff.I should start by saying there often is no answer to "why" for many...
A. You ask a fascinating question, and one that is very worthy of discussing with your dad's physician.I tried to search for some relevant studies...
A. I'm sorry this has been bothering you, because there's really nothing you need to do regarding your diastolic blood pressure. Let me explain...
A. Nope! You can't get pregnant via anal sex, unless your partner ejaculated over your vulvar-vaginal area, and even then it would be very unlikely...
A. I'm sorry you're going through this.Any time a person finds a fluid-filled blister in the genital area, they should suspect a possible...
A. You should not increase OR decrease your medication dose on your own. Instead, you should contact your medical provider as soon as possible to find...
A. You need to contact your doctor again. He or she should be aware the foot swelling has returned. This could indicate the cellulitis has not been...
A. I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with your bowels. Let's see what we can do about that.It is not necessarily abnormal to poop...
A. I'm glad you got that spot on your hand frozen. It's better to get those suspicious lesions off before they can turn into something serious...
A. Yes, you certainly may.Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in dairy products. Some people have lactose intolerance, which means their body...
A. This is an excellent question for you to discuss in-depth with your urologist. Obviously I can't give you any specific advice, but I would like...
A. Good question! I hope I can help."CMP" is medical shorthand for "Comprehensive Metabolic Panel." This is considered a routine...
A. Well, not exactly.The lung doesn't "rupture," exactly. It can collapse, though. This is called "pneumothorax."A broken rib...
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...