|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/29/2014
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/29/14 male patient (A), in his 20s, struck male patient (B), who was in his 60s, causing him to fall.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician and the police department. The two patients began arguing. Patient (B) stood up and staff redirected the patients. Patient (B) cursed at patient (A) and patient (A) punched patient (B) in the face causing him to fall to the floor. Staff assessed patient (B) and he was transferred to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Both patients had mental health diagnoses and a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. Patient (A) was placed in time out in his room. Patient (B) was diagnosed with a hip fracture. Patient (A) was placed on assault ll precautions. Patient (B) will be placed on a different unit upon his return to the facility.
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 investigation, assessing and treating patient (B), placing patient (A) in his room, transferring patient (B) to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment, interviewing patients and staff, placing patient (A) on assault ll precautions, and ensuring patient (B) will be placed on a different unit upon return.
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: 2/19/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 3/6/2015