|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 11/23/2014
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 11/23/14 male patient (A), in his teens, hit male adolescent male patient (B).
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician and the police department. Patient (A) asked patient (B) to get out of his seat. Patient (B) refused and the two patients began yelling, arguing, and cursing at each other. Patient (A) hit patient (B) on the head behind the left ear. Staff intervened and separated them. Patient (A) was escorted to another room and was monitored closely. Patient (B) was assessed and noted to have swelling behind the left ear which was treated. Neurological checks were initiated. Both patients had mental health diagnoses and had histories of behavior problems which had been care planned. Patient (A) was placed on assault ll 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, conducting an internal investigation, separating the patients, assessing and treating patient (B), initiating neurological checks on patient (B), and placing patient (A) on assault ll 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: 1/26/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 2/11/2015