|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 11/16/2014
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 11/16/14 male patient (A), in his 30s, hit male patient (B) in the face. Patient (B) was in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified police and the physician. Patient (A) was in the day hall and became confrontational with another patient. Staff separated them and asked patient (A) to go his room. As patient (A) walked down the hall, he entered patient (B's) room and hit him in the face. They began fighting and patient (A) kicked patient (B) in the stomach. Staff intervened again and patient (A) went to his room. Both patients were assessed. Patient (B) had no injury. Patient (A) had a laceration to his left eyebrow area. The injury was cleaned and steri-strips applied. Patient (A) was placed on assault precautions.
The Department reviewed the facility's report and supplemental documentation and found that the facility acted appropriately by reporting the occurrence, notifying the appropriate persons and agencies, separating the patients, assessing both patients, treating patient (A) and placing patient (A) on assault precautions.
No deficient practice was cited. The Department will review this occurrence prior to any survey or upon receipt of any complaint that may be filed against this facility.
Sent to Facility: 1/15/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 1/26/2015