Kristin Hayes, RN

Highlights

  • Registered Nurse who has cared for both pediatric and adult patients who have undergone surgical procedures for ear, nose, and throat disorders since 2002
  • Multiple certifications from the American Heart Association
  • Spent two years working in medical/surgical unit at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City

Experience

Kristin has been a nurse since 2000 and has worked in a variety of nursing settings. The majority of her nursing career has been spent working in post-anesthesia care units and outpatient surgical centers. She routinely cares for patients who have undergone myringotomies (ear tube placement), tonsillectomies, nasal sinus surgery and other ENT procedures. Working closely with ENT physicians, she not only cares for these patients, but educates them about their condition and teaches them how to care for themselves at home.

Education

Kristin received an associate degree of science in nursing and graduated with honors from Weber State University in 2002. Prior to that she had earned her Practical Nursing certification through Utah Valley University in and became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2000. Kristin also holds several certifications from the American Heart Association including: Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

A Word From Kristin Hayes, RN

ENT disorders are among the most common health problems diagnosed in both adults and children. As a survivor of thyroid cancer, I know first hand how debilitating and frightening any illness can be. No matter what your specific health problem is, education is both comforting and essential. I hope that others will use my site to learn valuable information to improve their health and get the care that they need.

About Verywell and Dotdash

Verywell, a Dotdash property, is a friendly resource where you can explore a full spectrum of health and wellness topics, from comprehensive info on medical conditions to useful advice on fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, pregnancy, and more. We take a human approach to health and wellness, delivering accessible solutions and offering a welcome alternative to clinical sites.

Our writers not only have a deep proficiency in the topics they cover, but an undeniable passion to help others live and feel their best. Our articles are written by experienced healthcare professionals and industry experts and are vetted by board-certified physicians. We work hard to make sure that everything you read is not only accurate and comprehensive, but also trustworthy and actionable. And our content is regularly updated to ensure that we only deliver top quality information to you. We cut through all the clutter so you and your loved ones can start living Verywell.

Read more from Kristin Hayes, RN