‘’Tis the Season to be Poisoned’ Display at the Arizona Health Sciences Library through Jan. 9, 2014

Holiday safety tips and precautions featured in free display, open to the public.

‘Twas the morning post-party, when all through the house,
No adult was stirring, not even your spouse.
The children, you thought, were asleep in their beds.
You didn’t know they had other plans in their heads.

The rest of this parody of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Moore, can be seen in “’Tis the Season to be Poisoned,” a display by the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center now through Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), Java City coffee bar area (Room 2101), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

Holidays can be fun but also hazardous. The free display, open to the public, features safety tips and precautions involving drinks, decorations, plants, toys, medicines, food and other items, and activities and situations, that potentially can be harmful to children, pets and adults.

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even during the holidays, at 1-800-222-1222. All calls are free and confidential. The center’s experts provide information about medications, drugs, stings or bites by poisonous creatures, accidental poisonings, as well as medicines and chemicals during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

A center of excellence at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).

For more information about “’Tis the Season to be Poisoned,” please contact Liz Barta BSN, CHES, poison education specialist, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, 520-626-6165, or email barta@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, Mondays-Fridays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., in The University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage; the AHSL is unable to validate parking (Saturdays and Sundays parking in the garage is free). For information about parking in nearby UA lots, please visit the UA Parking and Transportation Services website, http://parking.arizona.edu

“’Tis the Season to be Poisoned” may be viewed Sundays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the following exceptions: the AHSL will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday; hours for Monday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 20, will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; hours for Saturday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Dec. 23, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25; hours for Thursday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the library will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. For more information about ASHL hours, please call 520-626-6125 or check the web site, http://ahsl.arizona.edu/about/hours