|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 11/2/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 11/02/15 male patient (A), in his 20s, hit male patient (B), who was in his 20s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified administrative personnel. Tatient (A) walked up behind patient (B) and began hitting him. Staff contained patient (A) and escorted him to locked door seclusion. Nursing assessed patient (B) and he sustained an abrasion to his brow. First aid was administered. He denied being fearful of patient (B). Patient (A) remained on assault II precautions and his medications were adjusted to address the ongoing assaultive behaviors. He was placed on a wing observation for closer monitoring.
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 the patients, treating patient (B), and following assault II precautions for patient (A).
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: 12/30/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 1/11/2016