|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 1/4/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 01/04/15 a male patient (A) in his teens struck male patient (B) also in his teens.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician and the police department. Patient (B) accidentally hit patient (A) in the head with a football in the courtyard area. Patient (A) ran after patient (B) and began hitting him repeatedly with closed fists. Staff intervened and placed patient (A) in a hold and escorted him to a treatment area. Patient (B) was assessed and noted to have bruising near his left ear and a small laceration on his lip. Both patients had a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. Patient (A's) physician ordered one-to-one supervision by staff at all times. He was also placed on assault ll precautions and continued on court ordered medications. Care plans for both patients were updated.
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 patient (A) on assault ll precautions with one-to-one monitoring, ensuring patient (A) continued with court ordered medications, and updating care plans.
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: 2/26/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 3/11/2015