Tag: NM Poison Center

#PayItForward to NM Poison and Drug Information Center on #GivingTuesday

#PayItForward to NM Poison and Drug Information Center on #GivingTuesday

By Luke Frank | November 28, 2016
NMPDIC services save millions of dollars in health care costs every year. During the last fiscal year the center was able to save $13 million in health care costs by safely managing poisonings on site. An additional $36.6 million was saved by providing bedside consults to hospitalized patients, adding up to a total cost savings of $49.6 million.
Snakebite season in full swing, cautions NM Poison Center

Snakebite season in full swing, cautions NM Poison Center

By Luke Frank | July 13, 2016
For many, summer in New Mexico means months of outdoor adventures. It can also mean more encounters with poisonous snakes, according to the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, which is offering some prevention and first-aid tips. The poison center managed 43 cases involving snakebites in 2015, and more than 20 cases so far this year.
Warmer weather signals start of snake season

Warmer weather signals start of snake season

June 17, 2015
The most important first-aid tip if bitten by a snake is to call the NM Poison Center and get to the nearest hospital right away. “Do not try any other first-aid methods because they are often useless and may cause more harm,” cautions Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center.
 NM Poison Center and local restaurant team up for poison prevention

NM Poison Center and local restaurant team up for poison prevention

By Luke Frank | March 17, 2014
In New Mexico, poisonings are the leading cause of unintentional injury death. The state posted an age-adjusted drug poisoning death rate of 23.8 per 100,000 compared with the national rate of 12.3 per 100,000 in 2010, ranking New Mexico the second highest in the U.S.