|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 3/13/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 03/13/15 male patient (A), in his 20s, hit male patient (B), who was in his 60s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The physician and hospital police were notified. Patient (A) reported he hit patient (B) in the face with closed fists. Patient (B) was assessed and had swelling to his left cheek. He reported significant pain. An ice pack was applied and he received pain medication. Patient (B) wanted to press charges against patient (A). Patient (A) was placed on assault II precautions. Staff were to continue to monitor both patients closely.
The Department reviewed the facility's report 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), initiating assault II precautions and monitoring both patients closely.
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: 4/27/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 5/8/2015