|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 2/8/2016
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Abuse/Physical
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 02/08/16 male patient (A), in his teens, struck male patient (B), also in his teens.
The facility conducted an internal investigation and notified the police department and the physicians. Patient (A) approached patient (B) and began hitting him on the head. Patient (B) defended himself by raising his arm to protect himself. Staff intervened and separated the patients. Both patients had mental health diagnoses and histories of behavior problems which had been care planned. Patient (A) also had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled. Patient (B) was assessed and no visible injury noted, but he did complain of pain in his arm. Patient (A) was placed on assault ll precautions and was eventually discharged back to a youth correctional facility.
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: 3/11/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 3/22/2016