- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An official from Orange County’s Health Services department says jail nurses fell short of medical care standards while treating an inmate who died in custody.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://bit.ly/229IPMx ) reports Dr. Christopher Hunter, director of the department, said in an internal review that Orange County Jail nurses didn’t meet the expectations for the care they give.

The departmental review was launched after the Aug. 10 death of 22-year-old Max Garcia, a robbery suspect. Garcia suffered an infection from an Orlando police dog’s bites.

The review led one jail nurse to resign and to the reprimand of a nurse practitioner.

Hunter says the review will lead to changes in treating inmates suspected of sepsis, a condition difficult to diagnose. He did not specify what the nurses did or didn’t do.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/



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