|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 5/28/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 05/28/15 female patient (B), in her 60s, was physically assaulted by female patient (A), who was in her 60s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the police department and appropriate facility administration and personnel. Patient (B) reported patient (A) had hit her. Patient (B) was assessed and there were no injuries noted. Patient (A) admitted to assaulting patient (B) because patient (B) had scratched her in a previous altercation. Patient (A) had sustained a skin tear, bruises, and a contusion in their previous altercation and had no new injuries. Patient (A) was moved into the non-standard room near the nurse's station and placed on 1:1 supervision.
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 both patients, conducting an investigation, moving patient (A) to a room near the nurse's station and initiating 1:1 supervision.
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: 7/10/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 7/24/2015