|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/1/2015
Report Timely: No
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/01/15 male patient (A), in his 20s, and male patient (B), in his 40s, were involved in a physical altercation.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the police department. Staff observed the two patients rolling on the floor punching each other. The patients were separated and directed to their rooms. Both patients had mental health diagnoses and histories of behavior problems. The patients were assessed and both patients sustained minor injuries (scratches). Patient (A) was noted to have bruising to his right eye and forehead. Both patients were placed on assault II precautions and a peer restriction from each other. Patient (A) was moved to another wing of the unit. Staff were inserviced on timely reporting.
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, conducting an investigation, separating the patients, assessing the patients, interviewing patients and staff, placing both patients on assault II precautions and a peer restriction from each other, moving patient (A) to another wing, and inservicing staff on timely reporting.
The facility will be cited due to late reporting. 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: 2/16/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 2/26/2016