|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/12/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/12/15 male patient (A), in his 20s, assaulted male patient (B), who was in his 30s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified security and the physician. Patient (A) slammed a door shut, grabbed the door stop off the wall and attempted to stab patient (B) with the door stop. Patient (A) then punched patient (B) and made contact with his head. Staff intervened and placed patient (A) in a manual hold while escorting him to the seclusion room. Nursing assessed patient (B), who had a scratch to his shoulder. Patient (B) denied having any pain, fear and no treatment was needed. Assault II precautions and emergency medications were implemented for patient (A) and patient (A) was moved to a different wing.
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 and conducting an investigation.
The Department will review this occurrence prior to the next survey.
Sent to Facility: 2/19/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 3/1/2016