|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/24/2014
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/24/14 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. The patients were involved in a verbal altercation. This quickly escalated to a physical confrontation when patient (A) lunged at patient (B) and hit him with a closed fist. Staff separated them and escorted patient (A) to the seclusion room. He was placed in restraints. Patient (B) was assessed and had a superficial scratch to his left forearm that was cleaned. He refused any further treatment. The patients were moved to separate wings and 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 and treating patient (B), placing patient (A) on assault precautions and moving the patients to separate wings.
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: 2/11/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 2/26/2015