Avila spent about 13 hours in the infirmary until a doctor approved her release to the general population, but she had not been relocated to a new cell at the time of her cardiac arrest, the report states. The woman reportedly battled drug and alcohol addiction throughout her life. While serving the evening meal, a member of the jail staff heard a collapse on the floor and Avila was found in a prone position. According to the grand jury, actual treatment of Avila with CPR and delivery of a shock with a defibrillator was delayed while a nurse who had noticed blood on the floor went for paper towels, only to find the blood came from a laceration on Avila’s nose that had nothing to do with her emergency medical condition, according to the report. The grand jury found that the Orange County Health Care Agency, which is responsible for handling all medical emergencies in the county jail, has appeared to staff the jail infirmary with nurses lacking adequate emergency medical skills and/or regularly scheduled skills maintenance training. The grand jury also found that the nurses appeared to demonstrate an inadequate knowledge of some emergency medical equipment, and that no automatic external defibrillator was located in the Women’s Outpatient Housing, where Avila spent some 13 hours. SANTA ANA – A 31-year- old La Habra woman who died from a heart attack at the Orange County Women’s Central Jail may have survived if life-saving measures were performed more quickly, according to a grand jury report released Monday. Vicki Avila was arrested by La Habra police June 10 on suspicion of assault on a police officer after she called police to report a domestic disturbance, hoping to get mental health treatment, according to family members. In the past, Avila had been taken for a mental health screening after calling police. In jail, she got into a fight with a cellmate and was shot with a Taser gun by deputies. She was then taken to one of the medical observation rooms for medical reasons not related to the fight or restraint, according to the report. The grand jury found no evidence that Avila was abused at the hands of jail deputies. Rather, the report said, deputies assigned to the women’s jail treated her in a professional manner at all times, despite the fact that she was arrested on suspicion of battery on an officer and had engaged in a fist fight with her cell mate.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!