Tag: New Mexico Poison Center

Fourth of July Safety

Fourth of July Safety

July 02, 2019
Great food, glow sticks and fireworks are a fun way to celebrate the independence of our country.
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.