|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 11/18/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 11/18/15 male patient (A), in his 60s, hit male patient (B), who was in his 30s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified security and the physician. Tthe two patients had a disagreement over seating. Patient (A) then hit patient (B). Staff separated the residents. Patient (B) complained of pain in his lower jaw. Nursing assessed patient (B) and there were no obvious signs of injury except for his complaint of pain. Tylenol was administered. Patient (B) did not report being fearful. Patient (A) was placed on Assault II precautions.
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, providing Tylenol to patient (B) for pain and implementing 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: 1/21/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 2/5/2016