Overdose Revival Awards Presented: Nurse Tarantino

APRIL 2019 – Nurse Tarantino, Corporal Maxwell, and Deputies Phillip, Grabman, Kaldahl, Crist, and Kesterson were presented with a patient in full cardiac arrest. While we cannot tell you exactly what happened next due to federal patient privacy and confidentiality laws, we can tell you that this team did not freeze.

The jail staff responded to the scene and assisted medical responders in administering Narcan to prevent the patient from overdosing. Nurse Tarantino, Corporal Maxwell, and Deputies Phillip, Grabman, Kaldahl, Crist, and Kesterson saved the patient’s life.

Saving a life is a team effort. To celebrate their actions and recognize all individuals involved, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) presented the Overdose Revival Award, an award created to honor those who prevent a patient from overdosing to Nurse Tarantino and facility staff members. These individuals performed an exceptional act under emergency conditions, and the action rendered directly resulted in sustaining a human life.

Thank you to this lifesaving team for their commitment to our patients’ health and safety. ACH appreciates you!

ACH is the largest county jail health care provider in the United States. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, their team consists of over 1,000 people across 15 states.