|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 4/23/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 04/23/15 a male patient (B) in his 20s was physically assaulted by a male patient (A) in his 40s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician, police department, and appropriate facility administration and personnel. Both patient (A) and patient (B) have mental health diagnoses. Patient (B) was sitting down watching a movie when patient (A) walked over and began yelling at him and proceeded to punch patient (B) in the face. Patient (B) attempted to get up when patient (A) grabbed patient (B) and punched patient (B) several more times before staff members were able to intervene. Patient (A) was escorted to his room. Patient (B) was assessed sustaining some swelling and redness to his head but refused treatment. Neurological checks were initiated. Interviews confirmed the incident. The allegation was substantiated. The facility has moved patient (A) to a higher secured 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, separating the patients, assessing patient (B), conducting an investigation, and moving patient (A) to a higher secured 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: 5/28/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 6/11/2015