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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

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A. Best Answer
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A. I'm happy to hear your grandmother was able to get her hernia repaired. That is good news.The doctor(s) who did the surgery should have given...
A. I'm sorry you're going through this. It sounds uncomfortable and unsettling.Keep pursuing this situation with your physician. Sometimes...
A. I strongly urge you to contact your doctor as soon as possible. By going off Plavix, you have put yourself at a much greater risk of experiencing a...
A. Many people wonder if varicose veins can be a source of blood clots. The answer is "not exactly."When people talk about "blood clots...
A. Best Answer
Thanks for giving such great detail in your post. It's very helpful.Of course, I can't diagnose you by internet (I can't diagnose you at...
A. Great question!If we're talking about the ear itching, then yes, that is completely normal. In fact, whenever tissue is healing it's normal...
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