|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 6/6/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 06/06/15 male patient (A), in his 30s, hit male patient (B), who was in his 30s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician and internal security. Staff reported patient (A) approached patient (B) and hit him in the face with a closed fist. Patient (B) attempted to defend himself. Staff intervened to stop the assault and separated the patients. Nursing assessed patient (B) and found he sustained a cut to his upper lip. The area was treated and he denied having any pain or fear. Patient (A) was placed on assault II precautions and seclusion following the incident. Medications were adjusted for patient (A) and his individualized behavioral care plan was modified.
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 both patients, providing treatment to patient (B), reviewing patient (A)'s medications and behavioral plan, conducting an internal investigation, and initiating assault II precautions.
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