|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 12/24/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 12/24/15 male patient (A), in his 20s, physically assaulted male patient (B), who was in his 50s.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified hospital security and the physician. Patient (A) entered patient (B)'s room and started hitting and choking him. Staff intervened and separated them. Patient (A) was escorted to his room where he was placed in locked door seclusion. Nursing assessed patient (B) and he had sustained several abrasions. First aid was provided and staff reported patient (B) was not fearful. Patient (A) was placed on assault II precautions, suicide precautions and peer restriction. Emergency medications were being administered to patient (A) for behavioral management.
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