|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 6/17/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 06/17/15 male patient (B), in his 30s, was physically assaulted by male patient (A), who was in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the police department and appropriate facility administration and personnel. A staff member observed patient (A) on top of patient (B) punching patient (B) in the face while burying his face in patient (B)'s armpit. The staff member pulled patient (A) off of patient (B) and placed patient (A) in seclusion. Patient (B) was assessed and sustained a bite mark to his armpit that had not broken the skin. He had a bruise under his left eye and a scratch above his nose. Treatment was provided. Patient (A) was regressed to a higher security unit and assault II precautions were carried out.
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, placing patient (A) in seclusion, assessing and treating patient (B), moving patient (A) to a higher security unit and carrying out assault 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: 7/24/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 8/6/2015