|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 3/6/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 03/06/15 male patient (A), in his 30s, and male patient (B), also in his 30s, were involved in a physical altercation.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the police department. Patient (A) went into patient (B's) room. Staff heard yelling and observed the two patients fighting. Staff intervened and separated them. They were escorted them to seclusion rooms. Both patients had mental health diagnoses and had a history of behavior problems which had been care planned. Patient (B) was assessed and noted to have a scratch on his left elbow and a red area on his left ear. Resident (A) was assessed and noted to have a scratch below his right eye. Both patients declined treatment. Both patients were placed on assault ll precautions. Patient (A) was moved to another wing on the unit.
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, separating the patients, escorting the patients to seclusion rooms, assessing the patients, placing both patients on assault ll precautions, and moving patient (A) to another wing on the unit.
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: 4/10/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 4/20/2015