|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/7/2014
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/07/14 male patient (A), in his 60s, struck male patient (B), who was also in his 60s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician and the police department. A staff member witnessed patient (A) striking out at patient (B). The patients were separated. Patient (B) was assessed and noted to have a scratch on the top of his head. Both patients had a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. The patients were placed on assault ll precautions. Patient (A's) physician made a change in his medication. Staff will monitor the patients closely to ensure they stay away from each other.
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), placing both patients on assault ll precautions, reviewing and revising patient (A's) medication regime, and monitoring the patients closely.
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: 1/29/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 2/11/2015