|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 5/15/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 05/15/15 a male patient (B) in his 20s was physically assaulted by a male patient (A) in his 30s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician, police department, and appropriate facility administration and personnel. Patient (B) reported that patient (A) had punched him in the mouth with his fist while walking by patient (B). Patient (B) was assessed and there were not visible injuries, however, patient (B) complained of pain to his mouth. Patient (B) was provided treatment for pain. Patient (A) admitted he had punched patient (B) in the mouth because patient (B) had been entering his room the last couple of days. Patient (B) denied entering patient (A)'s room. The allegation was substantiated. The facility has moved patient (A) to another room on a different wing away from patient (B).
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, assessing patient (B), providing treatment, conducting an investigation, and moving patient (A) to another room in a different wing away from patient (B).
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: 6/19/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 7/6/2015